Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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.