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Committee on DIB

The SEAS Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging was convened  by Dean Frank Doyle in October 2017. The committee held its first meeting on November 30, 2017 and established five priority areas:

  1. Recruitment and Access

  2. Community Engagement

  3. Retention and Success

  4. Assessment and Tracking

  5. Outreach to the Broader External Community

These areas serve as subcommittees of the SEAS Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging.

CHARGE

To create a long-term (e.g., five-year) strategic plan that is based on qualitative and quantitative data and evidence-based best practices, for increasing the diversity of SEAS and cultivating a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all stakeholder groups. The strategic plan will: outline how SEAS defines diversity and inclusion; articulate a rationale; and formulate specific, measurable goals. The committee will also develop strategies, initiatives, and programs that will advance the diversity goals, and assist relevant offices, departments, and stakeholder groups with the systematic implementation of the plan. In addition, the committee is charged with creating opportunities for community-wide engagement and feedback, as well as continuous assessment and updating of the SEAS Diversity Strategic Plan. 

Members

Alexis J. Stokes, chair, Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Diane Schneeberger, co-vice chair, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs

Steven Wofsy, co-vice chair, Abbott Lawrence Rotch Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science

Faculty

Krzysztof Gajos, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science

Vinny Manoharan, Wagner Family Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Physics

Robert Westervelt, Mallinckrodt Professor of Applied Physics and Physics

Staff

Kathryn Hollar, Director of Community Engagement and Diversity Outreach

Christina Zaldana, Administrator of Advising Programs and Diversity Outreach

Paul Karoff, ex officio, Assistant Dean for Communications and Strategic Priorities

Stephanie Vincent, Faculty Coordinator

Veronique Corrdin, Assistant Director of Research Administration and Finance

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

Gladys Prins, Faculty Coordinator

Brandon Tilghman, Academic Appointments Manager

Angie Greer, Staff Scientist

Jennifer Vasquez, Area Coordinator

Undergraduate Students

Joey Feffer ('21, Mathematics and Integrative Biology)

Emily Jia ('20, Mathematics and Computer Science)

Kavya Koppatapu ('22, Undeclared)

Rebecca Thrope ('22, Undeclared)

Alex Wendland ('21 Computer Science)

Winston Michlalik ('21, Electrical Engineering)

Graduate Students

Nicole Black (Bioengineering)

Buse Aktas (Mechanical Engineering, Robotics)

Isaac Lage (Computer Science)

Saraf Nawar (Applied Physics)

Yonadav Shavit (Computer Science)

Postdoctoral Researchers

Herdeline Ardoña (Parker Group)

Benjamin Freedman (Mooney Group)

Virah Shah (Jacob Group)

If you are interested in serving on the SEAS Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, please contact us at diversity@seas.harvard.edu.