Our team consists of faculty with diversity and inclusion-related administrative positions with extensive records of programming, grants and publications related to diversity in higher education and faculty professional development.
Dr. Rebecca Lewison is a Professor of Biology at SDSU with both personal and professional experience in the development of new models that support women and URM faculty success at SDSU and across the CSU and UC systems.
Dr. John Crockett is the Associate Vice President for Research Advancement at SDSU. He has been Co-PI on several equity and justice related programs, including prior Advance programs, and NSF Geosciences Opportunities in Leadership Development (GOLD) programs.
Dr. Mary Blair-Loy is a Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Center for Research on Gender in STEMM. She is an NSF ADVANCE program PI and an award-winning scholar of gender in the professions.
Avesta Baraki (she/her/hers) is the MCTEN SDSU Program Coordinator. In 2020, she graduated from the University of San Diego with a Master’s in International Relations. Her research examines women’s empowerment and security in the Middle East.
Carlene Burtons (she/her/hers) is the MCTEN UCSD Program Coordinator. Carlene is Ph.D. candidate, and is a research data analyst at the University of California San Diego. Mother, Jamaican, lab manager, and a member of the URGE (Unlearning Racism in Geoscience) leadership team are other hats she proudly wears. Carlene is a JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion) warrior with a focus on increasing diversity in geosciences.