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Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Committee members

Name

Institution

Committee Role

Lisa White

University of California

Committee Chair

Christopher Atchison University of Cincinnati

Member

Keiara Auzenne Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Member

Petra Dekens San Francisco State University

Member

Ryan Emanuel North Carolina State University

Member

Corey Garza California State University

Member

Benjamin Keisling University of Massachusetts

Member

Katarena Matos University of Arizona

Member

Vernon Morris Howard University

Member

Amy Myrbo University of Minnesota

Member

Allen Pope National Snow and Ice Data Center

Member

Facundo Scordo Instituto Argentino de Oceanografia

Member

Julie Sexton University of Colorado

Member

Dawn Wright ESRI

Member

Lesley Wyborn Australian National University

Member

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

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