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Biology Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Committee


The mandate of the Biology Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Committee (IDEA) is to educate members of the Biology department community, to provide resources, to suggest best practices, and to organize opportunities for training about issues surrounding IDEA in STEM.

The overarching goal is to improve the departmental learning and working environment and climate so that all feel welcome, included, and supported.


Committee Members


Christian Danve M. Castroverde
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology


Dominique Daniels
PhD Student, Biological and Chemical Sciences

Caroline Culshaw
Biology Technician, Department of Biology

Erin Leonard
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

Tristan Long,
Associate Professor, Department of Biology

Matthew Smith
Professor and Chair, Department of Biology