Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Equity

HSCRB is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive environment for learning and working. We recognize that historically underrepresented groups in academia play an integral part in the department’s two-fold mission of exceptional education and cutting-edge research. We believe that global problems necessitate global solutions, and that global means everyone.

At HSCRB, we strive to attract and retain individuals from diverse backgrounds. Through community initiatives, feedback, and training, we are intentionally creating an environment where all our members are empowered to thrive. Building this culture is vital to our department’s continued growth and success.

Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Equity (DIBE) Committee

The Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Equity (DIBE) Committee serves as both an advisory and action committee, providing recommendations to HSCRB leadership and initiating efforts to improve our department. Our goal is to make our community a more welcoming and inclusive place for everyone.

Who we are

  • Ozge Vargel Bolukbasi, co-chair, Wagers Lab
  • Dani Oliver, co-chair, Academic Affairs
  • Alana Van Dervort, Melton Lab
  • Brian Raftrey, Hsu Lab
  • Daniela DiBella, Arlotta Lab
  • Francesco Limone, Rubin Lab
  • Gosia Sklodowska, Human Resources
  • Holly McKee, Macklis Lab
  • Jenny Babon, Melton Lab
  • Joelle Zaslow, Communications
  • Jose Rivera-Feliciano, Melton Lab
  • Kelly Rush, Administration
  • Laura Chavez, Clerk, Administration
  • Noelia Anton Bolanos, Arlotta Lab
  • Ruth Franklin, Faculty
  • Stan Gill, Rubin Lab

Join our committee

We represent the many diverse groups in our community, including students, trainees, research and administrative staff, and faculty.

We welcome everyone in HSCRB who is interested to join our committee. For more information, please contact co-chairs Ozge Vargel Bolukbasi or Dani Oliver.

Our meetings for the 22-23 Academic Year are on Zoom on the following dates at 3PM:

  • October: 10/24/22
  • November: 11/21/22
  • December: 12/19/22
  • January: 1/23/23
  • February: 2/27/23
  • March: 3/20/23
  • April: 4/24/23
  • May: 5/15/23
  • June: TBD

Our alumni

  • Sarah Hetman, Academic Affairs
  • Lisa Fountain, Education
  • Aurora Zhang, Arlotta Lab
  • Chiara Gerhardinger, Arlotta Lab
  • Cristina Santoriello, Fishman Lab
  • Jennifer Kenty, Melton Lab
  • Jessica Lau, Communications
  • Jodi Weiss, Zon Lab
  • Juan Alvarez, Melton Lab
  • Kavya Raghunathan, Eggan Lab
  • Maureen Herrmann, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
  • Nayara Leite, Melton Lab
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