There is no place for racism or discrimination of any kind in the Geosciences. I am firmly committed to confronting any instances of such that I encounter or are brought to my attention. Beginning Fall 2021, I will be serving on the UMass Amherst Geosciences Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion -- please feel encouraged to contact me directly with any concerns or related questions. I am devoted to uphold our department's policies regarding Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility.
I have proudly worked under the direction of, as peers with, and as an advisor to humans from a wide range of backgrounds. Our diverse viewpoints, experiences, and origins bring richness to the world.