The Student Diversity Committee is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion across the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology. We recognize that supporting access, opportunity, and meaningful representation of diverse identities and life experiences in our community are critical to the success of all students, researchers, and faculty. Our mission is to develop and implement new initiatives that foster a fair environment built on respect and inclusivity, and to facilitate an open dialogue about issues related to diversity and multiculturalism, including but not limited to: race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, dis/ability, religion, and family structures.
Who We Are
The Student Diversity Committee includes students, post-docs, and faculty who are committed to advancing the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our department. Current members of the committee are:
|Cassiana Batista da Rocha, Graduate Student
|Tariq Bhatti, Graduate Student
|Gia Carignan, Graduate Student
|Hye Kyu Choi, Post-Doc
|Ryan Crichton, Graduate Student
|Melisa Dogan, Undergraduate Student
|Joselyn Dzieminski, Graduate Student
|Diana Grajeda, Graduate Student
|Alexander Hidalgo, Graduate Student
Sewwandi Kuruppu, Graduate Student
Aiswarya Madathil, Graduate Student
Abass Rahim, Undergraduate Student
Arnob Rashid, Undergraduate Student
|Kate Waldie, Faculty Advisor
We encourage input from the Rutgers community. Please
Our Current Initiatives
Diversity in Chemistry Seminars: A mini-symposium will be held once per semester, with the goals of these seminars being (1) to invite chemists from diverse backgrounds to our department, (2) to create a forum for our students to interact with diverse role models, and (3) to support open discussions on inclusion, individual experiences, and self-identity in STEM.
Anonymous feedback or concerns about the climate in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology may be submitted through the CCB Anonymous Feedback Form.
Resources and Incident Reporting