Committee on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Committee on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Mission Statement

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee has the goal of promoting an anti-racist/anti-discriminatory culture within the Chemistry Department. We believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive departmental community strengthens our teaching, learning and research. The DEI committee provides leadership in addressing issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in the department and in developing and implementing action plans which help us progress our toward our goals. We actively collaborate with student-run organizations, including Wavelength, Women+ in Chemistry, the Graduate Student Association, and Delta.



Coming soon.


Who We Are

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee is comprised of faculty, students, postdocs, and staff. We encourage input from the Penn Chemistry community. You can email us with any comments, questions, or concerns.

  • Anna Boffice, Staff
  • Ivan Dmochowski, Faculty (Chair)
  • Katherine Henkel, Staff
  • Christopher Jeffrey, Staff
  • Christopher Johnny, Grad Student
  • Avishek Karmakar, Postdoctoral Associate
  • Yvonne Kline, Staff
  • Jiawei Lu, Graduate Student
  • Daniel Mindiola, Faculty
  • Samsuzzoha Mondal, Postdoctoral Associate
  • Brandon Orzolek, Graduate Student
  • Elizabeth Rhoades, Faculty
  • Ellen Song, Postdoctoral Associate
  • Cassandra Vu, Graduate Student
  • Paris Watson, Graduate Student
  • Jeffrey Winkler, Faculty



HSTEM: Being Human in STEM - Penn Chemistry has hosted two events based on this program so far.


Penn Events & Conferences

Penn GSE Virtual Institutes

Diversity & Inclusion in Physics at Penn


National Events & Conferences

NOBCChE Conference - The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers

SACNAS Conference - The Society for the Advancement of Chicano & Native American Scientists

ABRCMS Conference - Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students



The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina

Makuu: The Black Cultural Center

Pan-Asian American Community House

Rangoli, the Indian Association at Penn

FGLI Organizations at Penn

Penn Chemistry Diversity Resources

University Diversity Resources