I am committed to improving diversity & equity across STEM at all levels, including
institutional change and in my own research group.
Higher education needs top-down change along-side bottom-up efforts.
I am proud to be a part of the Working Group for Broadening Participation in Academia, a group of early-career researchers focused on generating data-driven recommendations for scientific societies and other institutions to improve the impact of their diversity & equity efforts.
Check out our recent Letter to the Editor in Nature Eco & Evo
addressing how the scheduling at biology conferences impact diversity initiatives!
Learn more about us by using links below!
Nick Burnett (lead, UC Davis)
Richelle Tanner (Chapman University)
Alyssa Hernandez (Harvard)
Emily King (UC Berkeley)
Rita Mehta (UCSC)
Crystal Reynaga (Dickinson College)
Mary Salcedo (Cornell University)
Interested in joining us?
Don't hesitate to get in touch -
kwilst at rams.colostate dot edu
My Research Group
I condemn racism and discrimination in any form, and it is not tolerated within my research group. I stand with the Black Lives Matter movement, and I acknowledge the historical legacy of exclusion and marginalization of underrepresented groups that persists across higher education.