|Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Faculty members: Cristin Welle, Ph.D., Nidia Quillinan, Ph.D., Diego Restrepo, Ph.D., Ernie Salcedo Ph.D., and Ethan Hughes, Ph.D.
Student members: Crystal Minjarez, Ami Haas, Danae Mitchell, and Subash Lamichhane
Mission Statement | The goal of the Neuroscience Faculty E&I committee is to promote equity and inclusion within the neuroscience community by striving for increased representation within our graduate student body and faculty. We also work to promote an inclusive environment for our program member, through outreach, education and actions to improve diversity within our program activities. Our two main goals are as follows:
The DEI committee hosts lunches that revolve around building and inclusive community, and a shared love of free food.
Monthly lunches: Open to all NSP students to participate in a welcoming environment for community building, and educational opportunities to discuss DEI topics with each other.
POC and URM lunches: For our POC and URM NSP students to have a solidarity space where discussions can take place about experiences that differ from their peers.
Cross-program lunch: Our hope is to create more opportunities for NSP students to meet other graduate students in different programs. We hope this expands our NSP community and enriches our students' graduate experience.