Retention and Success

Goals: Promote and support the academic and professional excellence of faculty, students, postdoctoral researchers, and staff.

Examples of Areas of Focus:

  • Inclusive Classrooms
  • Professional Development & Support (Advising, Mentorship, Leadership Development, Training, etc.)
  • Interpersonal communication and recognition
  • Student affinity groups and employee resource networks
  • Access to teaching fellow positions and research opportunities



Christina Zaldana, Administrator of Advising Programs and Diversity Outreach, Sub-committee Lead

Alexis Stokes, Diversity and Inclusion Engagment Launch Senior Manager

Sarah Iams, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies in Applied Mathematics; Lecturer of Applied Mathematics

Patrick Ulrich, Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies in Environmental Science & Engineering

John Girash, Director of Graduate Academic Programs

Ann Marie King, Faculty Coordinator

Marybeth Wilcox, Assistant Director of Human Resources

Nicole Black, Bioengineering Graduate Student

Benjamin Freedman, Postdoctoral Researcher, Mooney Group

Abby Lyons, Computer Science Undergraduate, '18

Emily Jia, Mathematics and Computer Science Undergraduate, '20


If you are interested in serving on this subcommittees, please contact the SEAS Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at