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Diversity in Chemistry Initiative (DICI)

The mission of Diversity in Chemistry Initiative (DICI) is to amplify the voices, actions, and successes of under-represented minorities (URMs) in chemistry at Caltech and beyond. DICI includes all black and brown, LGBTQIA+, and disabled individuals as part of the under-represented community. DICI provides a safe space for URMs to share ideas and issues, hosts seminars and panels, and engages in outreach with the goal to increase inclusion and equity in science. DICI is open to both URMs and allies. DICI was founded in 2016 by two CCE graduate students, Trixia Buscagan and Javier Fajardo Jr., with the support of Agnes Tong and Prof. Doug Rees.


Prof. Doug Rees

dcrees[at]caltech[dot]edu
Faculty Advisor

David Cagan

dacagan[at]caltech[dot]edu
G3, Hadt Lab
Primary Board Position: President

Melinda Chan

tcchan[at]caltech[dot]edu
G3, Stoltz Lab
Primary Board Position: Vice President

Marva Tariq

mtariq[at]caltech[dot]edu
G1, Stoltz Lab
Primary Board Position: Treasurer
Supporting Board Position: Event Coordinator

Stephanie Threatt, Ph.D.

sthreatt[at]caltech[dot]edu
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Rees Lab
Primary Board Position: Historian

Levi Palmer

lpalmer[at]caltech[dot]edu
G3, Cushing Lab
Primary Board Position: Event Coordinator
Supporting Board Position: Outreach Coordinator

Melissa Ramirez, Ph.D.

mramirez[at]caltech[dot]edu
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Stoltz Lab
Primary Board Position: Historian

Arianne C. Hunter, Ph.D.

ahunter[at]caltech[dot]edu
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Reisman Lab
Primary Board Position: Social Media Coordinator
Supporting Board Position: Event Coordinator

Jacob Parres-Gold

jparresau[at]caltech[dot]edu
G1, First-Year BMB Rotations
Primary Board Position: Outreach Coordinator
Supporting Board Position: Historian

Camila (Cami) Suarez

csuarez[at]caltech[dot]edu
G1, Stoltz Lab
Primary Board Position: Outreach Coordinator
Supporting Board Position: Event Coordinator



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