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The CEMS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Working Group has undergraduate student, graduate student, postdoc, staff and faculty members who are appointed by the Department Head, tasked to pursue efforts to create a more equitable and inclusive department. Much of the work is done collaboratively with CEMS Students Organizing Against Racism (SOAR) Group.

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CEMS DEI Working Group Event Highlights

  • September 2022: CEMS Climate Survey is launched with the Ofiice of Measurement Services (OMS) to guarantee the confidentiality of participants. 
  • August 2022: Second annual faculty workshop around inclusive teaching and advising.
  • Summer 2022: Collaboration of CEMS WG faculty and staff with MHA faculty and staff - new information sessions for students.
  • May 2022: Inaugural CEMS Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Action, and Service (IDEAS) Awards given to graduate and undergraduate students to recognize their effort in promoting diversity and inclusion in the department
  • Spring 2022: Outreach volunteer trip to Edison High School to provide in-person support to students (Outreach Committee is joint with SOAR).
  • Fall 2021: "Implicit Bias in search and selection" workshop for faculty and staff.


  • Co-Chair: Alon McCormick - Faculty
  • Co-Chair: Marisa Bazzi - Graduate Student
  • Spencer Bingham - Graduate Student
  • Cari Dutcher - Faculty
  • Phil Engen - Staff
  • Kacey Gregerson - Staff
  • Ben Hackel - Faculty
  • Kim Kosto - Faculty
  • Daniel Krajovic - Graduate student
  • Grace Kresge - Graduate student
  • Isa Kucera - Graduate student
  • Dan McDonald - Staff
  • Dave Morse - Faculty
  • Michelle Quan - Undergraduate Student
  • Anisha Veeren - Post-doctoral Associate
  • Amy Wesolowski - Undergraduate Student