Lorena A. Barba group

Statement of Contributions to Diversity

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Diverse and inclusive environments in work and professional settings are difficult to find, and more difficult to create. Tech companies, academic departments, conferences, governing bodies, all are increasingly hunting for better practices to reduce bias. This statement relates my record and contributions to diversity, and my vision for continuing to make a lasting difference in the communities and institutions I belong to.

Inequalities in our society are structural, permeating through various dimensions of our endeavors. Being active to curb inequalities thus involves many efforts: some through formal programs, others through spontaneous and informal interactions with individuals in our circles. In my role as an academic and educator, I have taken the opportunity to advance diversity through both systematic activities, and eclectic minor actions—this statement reflects that mix.