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As academics, it is our responsibility to fight for justice and equity in science.

Scientific excellence comes from researchers who are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect in their workplaces. I am deeply committed to this work, summarized below:

  • At the University of Washington, I served as a graduate student liaison to the Faculty Council for Women in Academia. During my two years on the Council, I was involved in: 1) legislation to require wellness rooms in all new buildings on campus, 2) coordination between various subcommittees of the Title IX office as they developed a new training course for university members, 3) legislation to make each department’s promotion & tenure guidelines publicly available, 4) legislation to improve equity for caregivers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and 5) collaboration with other Faculty Councils on developing a university-wide diversity statement.

  • At the University of Pennsylvania, I served as Chair of the Penn Postdoctoral Association's Advocacy Committee. Through surveys of postdocs, research on benefits at peer institutions, and meetings with administrators, we won a historic increase to the minimum postdoc salary and insurance benefits on par with Penn faculty and staff. Details of this project can be found here.​

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