On a Mission to Change
In light of the tragic loss of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in early 2020, our lab took a reflective pause to evaluate our culture and the values we seek to uphold as a team. We are not above the diversity shortcomings of academia, but we are on a mission to change.
We believe that Black Lives Matter and feel it is our moral obligation to use our voice to promote racial diversity, equity, and inclusion within ourselves and in the scientific community. We want to use our voice as a platform to uplift those whose voices are not easily heard. We value the importance of community and collaboration that transcends outdated norms. Furthermore, we are actively working towards fostering the empathy it takes to understand the struggles faced by P.E.E.R.s (people excluded by ethnicity or race) in S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering and Math) and the commitment necessary to become antiracist and properly educate ourselves on how to be better allies. We are actively taking steps to make our lab a more diverse, inclusive, and safe space.