Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We are committed to supporting the MSD Community in the workplace by creating a welcoming environment where everyone is valued and respected.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee Objectives

  • Tools - Provide tools, like DEI Minutes, to promote DEI discussion and awareness
  • Engagement - Implement active measures to promote increased diversity in MSD through engagement with PIs, postdocs, graduate student researchers, and staff
  • Outreach - Work to expand the STEM pipeline through partnership with UCB and other organizations to provide mentorship and research opportunities
  • Assessment - Use surveys and statistics to recommend policies and strategies to promote diversity and inclusion in MSD and at the Lab

The Executive Committee achieves these objectives through the following activities:

  • Holding monthly meetings to discuss IDEA topics related to the Division and Lab and to formulate recommended actions to MSD regarding policies and activities
  • Organizing a summer internship program for undergraduates in the Cal NERDS and College of Engineering T-PREP programs at UC Berkeley
  • Coordinating with Lab, Area, and Division IDEA Committees. See ESA's Hiring Guide, MESA, and ASPIRES programs.


Teresa Calarco, Chair tlcalarco@lbl.gov
Zakaria Al Balushi albalushi@lbl.gov
Stephanie Didas SDidas@lbl.gov
Sinead Griffin sgriffin@lbl.gov
Haegyum Kim haegyumkim@lbl.gov
Ryan Miyakawa rhmiyakawa@lbl.gov
Ambily Rajappan ambilyrajappan@lbl.gov
Postdoc member - recruiting
GSR member - recruiting
Mark Asta* mdasta@lbl.gov
Peter Fischer* pjfischer@lbl.gov

* Ad hoc LBNL DEI Committee Member

Interested in Joining MSD's Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee?

Contact Teresa Calarco at tlcalarco@lbl.gov for more information