The Population Biology Student Diversity Committee (PopBio SDC) exists to increase and support student diversity in the Population Biology Graduate Group. As graduate students, we formed this committee in 2016 to facilitate the recruitment and participation of students from diverse backgrounds. We also seek to raise awareness about barriers to the participation of underrepresented groups in science and how our community can create positive change. Specifically, we aim to identify and implement methods of increasing student diversity in the program and to create a positive culture within the program that highlights and supports multiple axes of diversity. Our mission aligns closely with the UC Davis Principles of Community and supports the Population Biology Graduate Group’s goal of fostering an inclusive, creative, and impactful community of scientists.
We are currently working on updating this website, developing approaches to increase the diversity in the application pool, and continually trying to create a supportive community in our graduate program.
If you have any questions about life as a Population Biology graduate student at UC Davis, we put together a list of current students willing to discuss particular topics:
|Erin Calfee||Graham Coopfirstname.lastname@example.org||Academic backgrounds outside of biology, required coursework concerns, women in science|
|Serena Caplins||Richard Grosbergemail@example.com||First generation students, GRE scores, women in science|
|Katherine Corn||Peter Wainwrightfirstname.lastname@example.org||Women in science, quantitative coursework concerns, general app questions|
|Robin Decker||Alan Hastingsemail@example.com||Student parents, student caregivers, first generation students, women in science|
|Santiago Ramirezfirstname.lastname@example.org||International students, Latinx students|
|Asher Hudson||Jeffrey Ross-Ibarraemail@example.com||LGBTQIA topics, moving to California|
|Melissa Kardish||Jay Stachowiczfirstname.lastname@example.org||Women in STEM, general app questions, moving to California|
|email@example.com||Women in science, moving to California (midwest)|
|Victoria Morgan||Richard Grosbergfirstname.lastname@example.org||Underrepresented minority students, Black/African American students, GRE score concerns|
|Easton White||Alan Hastingsemail@example.com||First generation students, moving to California, GRE score concerns|
|Sivan Yair||Graham Coopfirstname.lastname@example.org||Current first-year experience, moving to California, women in science|