In accordance with its charge, the College of the Environment Diversity Committee reviews diversity needs and efforts at the College and helps develop policies that increase diversity in College students, faculty and staff. Specifically, the Committee has worked on topics like:

  • The College’s participation in the Society for the Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) national conference
  • Assembling a detailed and user-friendly resource directory of tribal, first nation, and tribal corporation interactions and relationships within the College.
  • Creating topics and speakers for our “Conversations on Diversity” series
  • Mapping College diversity efforts onto the UW Diversity Blueprint
  • Finalizing a “Family Friendly” set of policies within the College
  • Submitting an NSF grant for scholarship funding for underrepresented minority (URM) undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)

Interested in joining the Committee? Email with your name, department and position.

Meeting calendar 2017-18

The Committee meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month. Meeting locations may vary but are generally held in Ocean Sciences Building 203.

Previous agendas and minutes

Diversity committee members

Name School/Department Title
Eddie Allison Environmental & Marine Affairs Professor
Ernesto Alvarado Environmental & Forest Sciences Associate Professor
Annemarie Bilotta Center for Urban Horticulture Gardener
Karin Bumbaco JISAO Research Scientist
Renata Bura Environmental & Forest Sciences Associate Professor
Dana Chapman Environmental & Forest Sciences Undergraduate Student
Kathleen DeMaria Washington Park Arboretum New Zealand Horticulturalist
Regina Durst Environmental Science & Terrestrial Resource Management Undergraduate Student
Joe Eastham College Dean’s Office Associate Director of Online Communications
Kyle Funakoshi College Advancement Assistant Director of Development
Naomi Goldenson Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Student
Erika Harnett Earth & Space Sciences; Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium Research Associate Professor; Associate Director
Andrea Hatsukami  Program on the Environment Undergraduate Student
Deb Kelley Oceanography, UW Diversity Council Professor, UW Diversity Council Member
Michelle Koutnik Earth & Space Sciences Research Assistant Professor
Ashley Maloney Oceanography Graduate Student
John Meyer College Dean’s Office Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications
Christina Miller Oceanography Graduate Student
Monika Moskal Environmental & Forest Sciences Associate Professor; Director, Precision Forestry Cooperative
Michelle Nuwer Oceanography Senior Lecturer
Melissa Poe Washington Sea Grant Social Science Specialist
Megan Rabone College Dean’s Office Executive Assistant to Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Diversity and Access
Brett Ramey College Dean’s Office Director, Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program
Rick Rupan Oceanography Research Engineer
Anthony Salazar College Dean’s Office, UW Diversity Council Graduate Student Services Specialist, UW Diversity Council Member
Sandra Schumann College Advancement Senior Director for Advancement
Mary Smith JISAO Assistant Director, Finance & Administration
Fritz Stahr (Co-chair) Oceanography Manager, Seaglider Fabrication Center
Sierra Stewart College Dean’s Office Office Manager
Kristi Straus Program on the Environment Lecturer
Brian Tracey (Chair) Environmental & Marine Affairs; Seattle MESA Graduate Student; Program Coordinator
Michelle Trudeau Environmental & Forest Sciences Director of Student Services
Kristiina Vogt Environmental & Forest Sciences Professor
Mark Warner Oceanography Associate Professor

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