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.

F. R. George, February 2021
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