Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Personal Statement

As a woman in science with experience of academic EDI practices in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States, I recognize the importance of both personal and institutional commitments to stamping out systemic racism and gender or sexual identity-related discrimination. Inequity in the geosciences not only limits scientific advances and innovation, but shames our lack of previous collective action to improve the well-being and safety of our community members. 

I am committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through my scholarship, service, teaching, and daily life. Recent activities include: 

  • Unlearning Racism in Geosciences (URGE) JHU Pod Member. 
  • EDI discussion group in Canada–UK Metamorphic Virtual Seminar Series.
  • Skype a Scientist. If you think you might be in need of a geologist, female scientist or all-around outdoor enthusiast to chat to your students, please feel free reach out to me to discuss, or consider signing up for Skype a Scientist!
  • Member of Request a Woman in STEM, a database for diversifying the public face of science and mathematic disciplines.

If you would like more information about my future plans, or have ideas about how I can take additional steps, please reach out!

More information about EDI practices in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at Johns Hopkins University can be found here.