Recent Accomplishments

SB DEI Committee

  • Organized the department’s first Town Hall on Racial Justice, Equity and Inclusion (2020)
  • Conducted a Structural Biology Climate Survey (2020)


Community Partnerships & Outreach Subcommittee

  • Picture a Scientist screening & discussion with the department (2021)


Inclusion & Retention Subcommittee

  • Created a bulletin board for department members to share images of themselves traveling, with pets, etc. to create a sense of community.
  • Kudoboard subscription for the department to celebrate achievements made by members of the department
  • Compiled a comprehensive list of resources for graduate students and postdocs


Internal Oversight Subcommittee

  • Created the initial committee organizational structure and a comprehensive manual for future SB DEI committees
  • Established of an annual DEI Committee retreat.
  • Initiated an ongoing dialogue about how DEI work is recognized and compensated


Messaging & Metrics Subcommittee

  • Created the SB DEI Committee section of the department’s website
  • Created the SB Scientist of the Month post


Recruitment Subcommittee

  • Attended a Virtual Career Fair with invited students from 6 schools in East Palo Alto.
  • Sent a letter to Vice Provost, on behalf of postdoctoral scholars, regarding the cost of living relative to the salaries provided.
  • Compiled a comprehensive list of resources for faculty to get involved in outreach efforts.
  • Petitioned the Office of Graduate Education (OGE) to add a question explicitly inquiring about the applicant’s DEIJ work and/or passions on the Ph.D. program application