Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB)
Culture, Equity & Inclusion (CEI) Committee
The CEI Committee is dedicated to immediate and sustainable action in making Stanford’s EE community more equitable and inclusive for all students, staff, and post-docs. A diverse community is a stronger community, and we recognize that the EE department needs to take urgent action in addressing the systemic barriers that underrepresented groups face in Electrical Engineering. This committee aims to identify concrete goals to establish long-term change within Stanford’s Department of Electrical Engineering. Comprising faculty, staff, and both undergraduate and graduate students, the CEI committee aims to connect student experiences and perspectives to departmental heads within EE and the School of Engineering. We seek to better understand the needs of all students to advise the department on how it can best achieve this mission.
- 2021-2022, Member
Student Life Committee (SLC)
The SLC works to ensure that the student experience outside of the classroom is conducive to recruiting and retaining the best students. In addition, the committee supports all constituencies in the department (faculty, staff, postdocs and students) to be engaged, productive and contributing members to the EE community as a whole.
- 2020-2021, Chair
- 2019-2020, Chair
- 2018-2019, Chair
Diversity, Equitability, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) Committee
The Stanford Neurosciences PhD Program believes diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging are essential to the advancement of science and to the development of a vibrant intellectual community. Research and education conducted in the absence of diversity and inclusion of all people and their ideas limits the quality of education, slows the pace of science and our ability to treat diseases and improve lives. The disparities produced by the history of exclusion of certain groups from science, on the basis of race, gender, sexuality or socioeconomic background, persist today, and it is our duty to commit to ending these injustices. We, the Neuroscience PhD Program (including the DEIB Committee, strive to correct these inequities, and our work is far from done. We commit to implementing changes within our organization to produce and sustain equity for historically underrepresented groups. We call upon ourselves and our community to reevaluate all components of the Neuroscience PhD Program including — but not limited to — our admission process, training and research programs, and leadership in order to identify ways that we can ensure that all voices are heard, and all have equitable access to resources. We welcome and look forward to engagement with all of the Neurosciences PhD Program, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, and Departmental communities as part of our evaluation and prioritization-for-change processes.