Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SoMAS
The SoMAS Committee of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion was created in 2020 in response to the widespread recognition that SoMAS, and the academic fields we represent, must embrace diversity and work to reflect the communities we serve. We will get there in part by developing and nurturing an inclusive environment in SoMAS.
The Committee includes representation from faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduate students, and post-doctoral associates within the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.
The Committee is working on a number of new studies, plans and initiatives to help recruit, support and retain a more diverse faculty, staff and student body for SoMAS.
The creation of the diversity and inclusion committee builds directly on the 2019 SoMAS Strategic Plan , which states:
“SoMAS embraces and promotes the values of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to provide a safe, respectful, welcoming and intellectually stimulating environment for students, staff and faculty of all backgrounds and identities including but not limited to sex, race, religion, creed, socioeconomics, ethnicity, age, geographic origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, disability, political philosophy and veteran status. We believe firmly that these values are not only moral and ethical imperatives, but also foundational elements of holistic problem-solving that engages and values multiple perspectives and opinions leading to the pursuit and creation of the best science and the most innovative solutions to pressing environmental and societal challenges.”
We embrace anti-racism efforts, including Black Lives Matter, and the Statement of Anti-Racism from the SBU Graduate School. Through the efforts of the SoMAS Diversity Committee, we support SBU's Diversity Action Plan, and continually strive to provide a safe, respectful, welcoming and intellectually stimulating environment for all people, regardless of gender, race, culture, nationality or sexual preference.
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Diversity and Inclusion Committee Members
- Dr. Sara Cernadas-Martin , Chair, Research Scientist
- Sarah Weisberg , Vice-chair, PhD Student, SoMAS
- Eleanor Heywood , Secretary, Research Technician
- Dr. Roy Price , Communications officer, Research Assistant Professor, SoMAS ( Website)
- Dr. Sara Hamideh , Assistant Professor at SoMAS ( Website)
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- Dr. Donovan Finn , Assistant Professor ( Website)
- Dr. Glenn Lopez , Professor Emeritus, SoMAS ( Website)
- Tanesia White, Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning Major
- Sunwoo Lee , Marine Sciences Major, Chemistry Minor
- Kiyiana Downer, Alumni
SoMAS Diversity at a Glance
For data about the diversity at SoMAS, visit the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness, click on diversity, and subset the College / School “Marine & Atmos Sci, School of”.
Stony Brook University Career Center
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) / Advancement on Individual Merit (AIM)
Center for Inclusive Education (CIE)
Office of Equity and Access (OEA)
Stony Brook University Office of the Chief Diversity Office
- Lab Employment Opportunities at SoMAS
- Postdoctoral Opportunities on Campus
- Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Other Job Opportunities