UC Santa Cruz

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCD) Diversity Committee

EST. 2021

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCD) embraces the UCSC principles of community. The MCD Diversity Committee is composed of 12 MCD community members who have a unified mission of creating and promoting a fair and equitable working environment for all students, postdoctoral researchers, staff, and faculty. We have volunteered to be members of this committee as we share a passion for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts (DEI). We are especially focused on implementing and advocating for the recommendations centered on core issues of undergraduate and graduate training, faculty, accountability, seminars, and hiring that emerged from the MCD division working groups during 2020.

We will routinely seek input from the broader community to help guide us in how best to serve our community. As part of our goal to foster a transparent and open environment within MCD, we meet biweekly to discuss important DEI issues and host monthly “conversations for change” gatherings in which all members of the MCD department are welcome to attend and connect with each other.

We are energized and determined to work hard for our community. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. All of our emails are available (under contacts) and you can send anonymous feedback or suggestions here.