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Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Committee charge

The committee is charged with facilitating the steps AGU staff and members should take across all AGU programs to achieve the goals and objectives outlined in the AGU Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan [PDF].  The committee should be knowledgeable on diversity and inclusion organizational and leadership practices. Members serve as AGU internal and external ambassadors for diversity and inclusion—i.e., share and promote information across the AGU membership and external to AGU that helps cultivate a culture that embraces diversity and respect in the advancement of Earth and space sciences, and helps AGU to become a model organization for inclusive practices.

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  • 1
    Serve as a partner to AGU program leaders (including Meetings, Publications, Honors and Recognition, Membership, Talent Pool, Affiliation and Engagement, Governance, and Ethics). Conduct D&I reviews across each program annually and make recommendations on cross-cutting leading D&I practices.
  • 2
    In coordination with AGU program committees, establish annual metrics and assess progress through an annual D&I dashboard report provided to Council and Board.
  • 3
    Provide oversight to the AGU annual work-climate survey, and, based on those results, recommend updated D&I priorities for consideration in each two-year Board and Council work plan.
  • 4
    Collaborate with external partner organizations across earth and space sciences on implementation of leading D&I practices, both in the U.S. and internationally.
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Key initiatives


Committee Members

Lisa D White Chair

AGU Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Christopher L Atchison Member

AGU Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Keiara Auzenne Member

AGU Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Petra Dekens Member

AGU Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Ryan E Emanuel Member

AGU Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Corey Garza Member

AGU Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Benjamin Andrew Keisling Member

AGU Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Katarena Matos Member

AGU Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Vernon R Morris Member

AGU Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Amy Myrbo Member

AGU Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Allen Pope Member

AGU Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Facundo Scordo Member

AGU Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Julie M Sexton Member

AGU Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Susan M Sullivan Member

AGU Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Dawn Wright Member

AGU Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Lesley A Wyborn Member

AGU Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Billy M Williams Staff

AGU Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee