Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
CCE Diversity Committee
The CCE Diversity Committee works with the Division's Diversity Officer to develop new initiatives, steward ongoing programs, coordinate efforts across the Division, and interface with Institute level activities that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in CCE.
Reina Buenconsejo (Grad Student)
Scott Cushing (Faculty)
Bil Clemons (Faculty-PDC Chair)
Elyse Garlock (Staff, admin.)
Julie Kornfield (Faculty)
Paolina Martinez (Staff, ex officio)
Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux (CCID, guest)
Kim See (Faculty)
Brian Stoltz (Faculty, DEI Officer)
Stephanie Threatt (Postdoc)
Kyle Virgil (Grad Student)
Have a question or comment for the committee? Please reach out to [email protected]
Division Student Organizations
Women in Chemistry
The goal of the Caltech Women in Chemistry Committee is to support the careers of women in chemistry and related sciences.
Diversity in Chemistry Initiative
The mission of Diversity in Chemistry Initiative (DICI) is to amplify the voices, actions, and successes of under-represented minorities in chemistry at Caltech and beyond.
DEI Coordinators help foster a healthy, diversity-oriented space within their research group and to discuss and encourage participation in DEI-related ideas and initiatives.
CGSC DEI is a subcommittee of the CGSC focused on division wide diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
Students looking to request DEI funds should send a brief description and budget to [email protected]
Support DEI Efforts
The Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Caltech is committed to focus on enhancing the efforts of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our efforts will continue to raise philanthropic funds to bolster historically underrepresented, underserved, and marginalized communities; with explicit intentions to support our members of the community who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Women, LGBTQIAP+, and persons with disabilities to ensure equitable access.
*Donors have the ability to philanthropically support a specific population if interested. This list is not limited to the specific identified communities listed above.
- Fund will support faculty and students professionally and personally: retention, recruitment, conference participation (registration fee, airline, etc.); and for faculty: attend conferences, visit MSI's, recruit students
- Diversity Seminar Series
- Host potential CCE students
- Support CCE DEI coordinators
- Funds can support outreach efforts, in-person socials, hosting speaker(s)
- Supports students who volunteer on DEI efforts
- Nominations from faculty, faculty advisor, peers, and self-nomination
- "Professional in-residence"
- CCE will provide space and administrative support
- Target underrepresented executives from companies that are/can relate to CCE
- Support one in-residence visiting faculty by a diverse or diversity-supporting scientist in CCE
- Fund will support salary, stipend, traveling and housing
- Visiting faculty will give scientific lecture (if appropriate) and one public lecture
- Length of stay of visiting faculty can be 3 – 6 months
For more information about philanthropically supporting CCE DEI efforts, please reach out to Layla Tremalio, Senior Director of Development, Advancement and Alumni Relations for the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
If you would like to collaborate in other ways with CCE DEI efforts, please send your suggestions to [email protected].
The Institute continues to move forward with intention as we build on the solid foundation of our collective efforts. Click here to read more about Institute-wide initiatives and actions. View Caltech's DEI Database-- a public collection of all Caltech initiatives towards improving Caltech's diversity, equity, and inclusion at every level -- department, division, and institute.
Caltech Center for Inclusion and Diversity
The Caltech Center for Inclusion & Diversity is committed to providing Education, Advocacy and Allyship to create a community of Equity and Inclusive Excellence at Caltech.
President's Diversity Council
The Council's mission is to make sure that Caltech continues to attract the most original and creative scholars to the Institute by ensuring an environment where diversity is celebrated.
Equity and Title IX Office
The Equity and Title IX Office addresses issues of unlawful discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, national origin, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and other individual characteristics protected by federal and state law.
Affinity Groups & Mentorship Support
Affinity Groups and organizations provide the Caltech community avenues to explore their passions and hobbies with students as their primary audience. Create new connections, discover new talents and interests, and find a sense of belonging.