Kalil is passionate about facilitating discussions that open people up to learning from different perspectives. He believes that creating connections by sharing personal stories is the best way to foster inclusive communities. He is involved in organizing underwater cleanups at his local port, leading multiracial affinity groups for students of all ages and working as a repairman at a dive shop. His goals for the year are to become a competent surfer, immerse himself in new cultures and to learn from his new community and the people in it. His favorite quote is from Hagrid in the third Harry Potter book: "No good sitting worrying about it. What's coming will come and we'll meet it when it does."