Assuring Diversity

The Objective of the Biological Sciences Committee On Diversity, Inclusion and Equity is to:

  • Advocate for improvements in justice, equity, inclusion, and belonging within our Department, College, University, and Community.
  • Promote equity in departmental activities including, but not limited to, hiring/recruiting practices, research training, and the classroom experience.
  • Promote focused conversations on social/societal issues including equity, inclusion, privileges, race relations, and other areas affecting underrepresented and marginalized populations.
  • Provide resources for inclusive teaching practices and lesson plans to encourage discussion of social issues in the classroom and throughout the department.

2020-2021 Diversity Initiatives Committee:

  • Dr. Cori Richards-Zawacki (Chair)
  • Dr. Young Ahn
  • Dr. Andrea Berman
  • Dr. Laty Cahoon
  • Dr. Sarah Hainer
  • Dr. Debbie Jacobs-Sera
  • Dr. Justin Kitzes
  • Dr. Erica McGreevy
  • Dr. Laurel Roberts
  • Dr. Abagael West

Subcommittees

Undergraduate Education

  • Committee Members:
    • Erica McGreevy (Subcommittee Chair)
    • Laurel Roberts
    • Debbie Jacobs-Sera
    • Young Ahn
  • Departmental Volunteers:
    • Zuzana Swiganova
    • Faith Rovenolt
    • Jessica Robertson
    • Jennifer Goeckeler-Fried
    • Hannah Assour
    • Dan Russell
    • Anna Newman-Griffis
    • Castilleja Fallon Olmsted
    • McKenna Vettori
    • Lacey Rzodkiewicz
    • Jessica Wandelt
    • Rebecca Bortz

Graduate Training

  • Committee Members
    • Sarah Hainer (Subcommittee Chair)
    • Cori Richards-Zawacki
    • Laty Cahoon
  • Departmental Volunteers
    • Kevin Kohl
    • Vivian Cao
    • Kim Payne
    • Donya Shodja
    • Deepa Kumari
    • Alex Francette
    • Sanchirmaa Namjilsuren
    • Miler Lee
    • Lauren Schricker
    • Jessica F Stephenson
    • Rody Kingston
    • Karen Peralta Martinez

Hot Metal Bridge Post-Baccalaureate Program

  • Committee Members
    • Cori Richards-Zawacki (Subcommittee Chair)
    • Sarah Hainer
    • Laty Cahoon
    • Andrea Berman
  • Departmental Volunteers
    • Elaine Nguyen
    • Sam Fontaine
    • Mark Rebeiz
    • Katie Wetzel
    • Julia Kerstetter
    • Taylor Ayers
    • Nick Barts
    • Taylor Zallek
    • Ben Patty
    • NyJaee Washington

Faculty, Staff, and Postdoc Hiring and Development

  • Committee Members
    • Justin Kitzes (Subcommittee Chair)
    • Cori Richards-Zawacki
    • Sarah Hainer
    • Abby West
  • Departmental Volunteers
    • Sara Kuebbing
    • Gavin Rice
    • Darian Doakes
    • Anne Carlson
    • Ben Vincent
    • Jon Boyle
    • Roni Lahr
    • Meghan Bechman
    • Ellen Kelsey
    • Kristen Butela
    • Martin Turcotte

Event Planning and Communication

  • Committee Members
    • Abby West (Subcommittee Chair)
    • Sarah Hainer
  • Departmental Volunteers
    • Burhan Gharaibeh
    • Rachel Bainbridge
    • Becky Gonda
    • Andrea Fetters
    • Tingting Zhao
    • Brianna Reed
    • Martin Marquez
    • John Hansen
    • Audrey Sykes
    • Maria Teresa Saenz Robles