Race and Equity Reading Group: Supporting Professional and Leadership Development
Erika Zavaleta is a Professor at UC Santa Cruz in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department and a 1999 Switzer Fellow. Erika's research is on ecosystem ecology and she is also a leader in advancing opportunities for students of color and underrepresented groups in the environmental field. She directs the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars program at UCSC and is interested in successful approaches to attracting and retaining people of color to environmental science fields over the long term.
This reading group call will focus on new programs and interventions that aim to support professional and leadership development in the environmental field with stronger emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion. Participants will have an opportunity to share their experiences and questions for an open exchange on this call.
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