Members of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee are Angela Perkins (faculty and chair), Edgar Arriaga and Erin Carlson (faculty), Philippe Buhlmann (ex-officio, director of Graduate Studies), John Beumer, Miriam Krause, and Gigi Kreibach (staff), Christopher Rich and Ria Sanval (post-doctoral research associates), Meghan Cahill, Bailey Nebgen, Natalie Phann, Deborah Rodriguez, and Amy Wesolowski (undergraduate students), Sina Chiniforoush, Brianna Collins, Bianca Ramirez, and Rebeca Rodriguez (graduate students).

Current areas of emphasis:

  1. Increasing communication between our committee and department members about what we are doing and what we can do better.
  2. Organizing events to engage all department members to build connections and a cohesive community.
  3. Increasing student engagement with our committee to facilitate interactions by all members of the department.

Feedback welcome

We welcome your feedback, ideas, and questions. Please get in touch with us.


    • Diversity & Inclusion Committee
    • 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
    • Professor Angela Perkins, Diversity Committee Chair
    • (612) 626-4681