I am committed to increasing participation of women in earth and environmental science fields and more generally in any STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field for those who continue to be excluded – due to their gender, race, ethnicity, disability, or LGBTQA+ identity. I am currently part of the leadership for 500 Women Scientists and served on the Leadership Board for the Earth Science Women’s Network from 2012-2020. I work collaboratively to develop evidence based mentoring programs and professional development programming to broaden access, increase opportunities, and improve workplace climate for all people, across STEM fields. I work collaboratively to develop evidence based mentoring programs and professional development programming to broaden access, increase opportunities, and improve workplace climate for all people, across STEM fields.
Awarded the Sulzman Award for Scientific Excellence through Mentoring & Education in 2019
The ADVANCEGeo Partnership is a multi-institution project led by geoscientists. Working with social scientists we have worked to create trainings and a set of resources to improve workplace climate.
There are many great organizations who’s missions are to broaden participation in STEM fields. Here are just a few inclusive of or focused on earth & environmental science fields:
- Association for Women Geoscientists AWG is a great organization that promotes women in geosciences (ESWN is currently partnering with them to address the problems of sexual harassment in academia/workplace)
- Earth Science Women’s Network is a nonprofit, grassroots organization started by seven atmospheric scientists who met at a conference & realized they were “the only one” in their lab group. Known for their professional development workshops, networking, and discussion boards (now private Facebook group) the group aims to make the earth and environmental sciences welcoming to all.
- 500 Women Scientists is a grassroots organization started by four women who met in graduate school at CU Boulder and who maintained friendships and collaborations after jobs and life took them away from Boulder. Immediately following the November 2016 election, they published an open letter re-affirming their commitment to speak up for science and for women, minorities, immigrants, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA.
- SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.
- National Association of Black Geoscientists NABG is a non profit organization that provides support (e.g. professional development, scholarships, networking opportunities) to black geoscientists.
- GeoLatinas is an inclusive, member-driven organization with a mission to embrace, empower, and inspire Latinas to pursue and thrive in careers in Earth and Planetary Sciences.