We are a collaborative team of research scientists and trainees spanning several disciplines and a range of educational experiences. We believe diversity in thought is at the core of successful interdisciplinary research and scientific advancement. To this end, we welcome contributions from all individuals, drawing on their own unique scientific and personal backgrounds. We actively foster a supportive and equitable learning environment through mutual respect, social connection, and mentorship.
We believe that we achieve our most influential learning and our most innovative research when we work together to empower one another.
We believe that a diverse scientific community is imperative for the advancement of STEM, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, familial responsibilities, age, ability status, neurodiversity, religious beliefs, citizenship status, and country of origin.
We believe Black Lives Matter.
We believe all spaces are LGBTQ+ spaces.
We believe that we each have an individual responsibility to identify actions we can personally take to create a more inclusive STEM community that benefits from all voices.
We believe it is our collective duty to educate ourselves about the historical and current inequities that cause some groups to be underrepresented and undervalued in STEM.