Commitment to Diversity
Evolution, as we know, benefits from diversity. Organisms continually adapt to their environments, and the diversity of environments that exists promotes the diversity of organisms adapted to them (National Research Council, 1989). Science, like life, advances when there is diversity. Improving the participation of under-represented groups is not just fair, it also produces better research. Science is for everyone and therefore all are entitled to a science education and/or training. My future lab will support students from all backgrounds and will not discriminate based on race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.