"...But I do think being in an environment where your cultural identity is normative is hugely beneficial. It kind of makes you feel normal. It makes you not feel unique. Nobody asks you questions about your hair, because that’s what hair looks like. The definition of hair is ‘yours’. So that is an affirming environment."
Domonic Cobb was born in Champaign, Illinois in the mid 1970s. He lived in Champaign through college, attending the University of Illinois. There, he received a B.S in Music Education, and an Ed. M. in Educational Policy Studies. After college, Cobb began his career at UIUC. He is currently employed at the University of Illinois Office of Minority Student Affairs. He helps students receive an education from underrepresented populations because of low income families, 1st generation students, and other underprivileged communities. In addition, Cobb currently serves as the Associate Dean of Students at the U of I.