D.E.I. and Justice
Entomological Society of America's Committee on D&I
In November 2020, I became the Entomological Society of America's North Central Branch representative on the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion. I am brand new to this position and am still learning the ropes/figuring out to affect change. If you have suggestions and/or are an ESA member, please reach out to me through the Contact Page.
To learn more about the committee, please visit: https://www.entsoc.org/about_esa/diversity-and-inclusion
My fellow M.S. students and I worked with Liz Kozik, a scientific illustrator and UW-Madison Arboretum Art Fellow, to illustrate diverse and influential UW-Madison entomologists and their contributions to our field. This was the first project of our Welcoming Workspaces initiative. We aim to create a welcoming and inclusive learning and work environment for all and actively combat the damage of "dude walls" in order to foster a sense of belonging for all identities. Stay tuned for future projects!
To see full digital copies of each poster, please visit this link: go.wisc.edu/diverse-entomology
To learn more about the artist, Liz Kozik, visit her website: https://liz.kozik.net/
That's not all!
There is a lot more to tell you all about. I'm working on writing it up! :)