DIVERSITY & INCLUSION COMMITTEE
Created in 2016, the relatively new Diversity & Inclusion Committee hopes to share, disseminate, and educate the NEDRA community on issues related to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Collaborating closely with NEDRA Programming, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee arranges for relevant presentations and workshops specifically for the NEDRA community. The committee also aims to provide informational and action-oriented resources for all interested individuals within the NEDRA community.
The Diversity & Inclusion Committee is currently chaired by Richard Horne of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Committee members include Lauren Casas of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Jolene Crosby-Jones of Massachusetts General Hospital, Maria DeJesus of Olin College of Engineering, Elizabeth Dill of Harvard Medical School, Marium Majid of Trinity College, Christina Mansdorf of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Deborah Neumann of Boston Children's Hospital, and Amitha Vasanth of Babson College.
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee aims to provide tools and initiatives that support diversity and inclusion with the aim that all feel safe, empowered, respected, and valued in our growing development research community.
NEDRA D&I Committee Definitions:
The NEDRA D&I Committee defines INCLUSION to mean the acceptance, engagement, and empowerment of our entire community and the cultivation of a collaborative culture based on mutual respect.
Diversity & Inclusion Committee members may:
On average, the time commitment is estimated to be 1 - 2 hours per month fulfilling committee member tasks mentioned.
The Need for Diversity & Inclusion
(in NEDRA and in Other Apra Chapters)
13 Reasons Why: