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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

Name

Institution

Committee Role

Lisa White

University of California

Committee Chair

Christopher Atchison

University of Cincinnati

Member

Christine Chen

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Member

Mary Immaculate Fru

Center of Geologic  and Mining Research, Plateaux Garoua

Member

Thushara Gunda

Sandia National Laboratories

Member

Benjamin Keisling

University of Massachusetts

Member

Nisia Krusche

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Member

Katarena Matos

University of Arizona

Member

Vernon Morris

Howard University

Member

Allen Pope

National Science Foundation

Member

Julie Sexton

University of Colorado

Member

Caroline Tiddy

University of South Australia

Member

Yoav Yair

Reichman University 

Member

Billy Williams AGU Staff Partner; Vice President, Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion