Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)

I am committed to fostering environments in which everyone feels valued and respected, regardless of factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, geographic origin, genetics, culture, (dis)ability, physical appearance, age, religion, socio-economic status, and their intersections. To do so, I explicitly acknowledge the powerful roles that privilege, identity, and belonging play in science and education, and actively confront systems of oppression that affect everything from our beliefs and communication to the questions we investigate and the content we teach.

I have made intentional decisions in my research, teaching, and service work to promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Here are some actions that demonstrate my long-standing commitment to upholding these values: