Members of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee are Erin Carlson (chair), Philippe Buhlmann (director of Graduate Studies), Edgar Arriaga (faculty), Angela Perkins (faculty), Miriam Krause (staff), Jennifer Henderson (staff), Emily Tollefson (post-doctoral research associate), Shabnam Sharifzadeh (graduate student), Becky Rodriguez (Women in Science & Engineering teaching assistant), and Meghan Cahill, James Cox, Emina Dzafic, and Bailey Nebgen (undergraduate 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. To facilitate this process, we hold monthly office hours that are attended by two committee members. The schedule for fall 2018 will be announced soon.

Diversity & Inclusion Committee members spring 2018



    • Diversity & Inclusion Committee
    • 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
    • Professor Erin Carlson, Diversity Committee Chair
    • (612) 625-2580