Diversity Committees

The Cockrell School has several Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committees to help inform programs and initiatives for our community.

Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

The Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion works to identify initiatives and strategies to attract a diverse community, foster an inclusive environment and improve the experiences of students, faculty and staff through program development and financial investment.

2020-2021 Committee

Chair
Christine Julien
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Cockrell School of Engineering
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Cultural Awareness Subcommittee Co-Chairs
Suzanne Barber
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Alyson Bodner
Director, Engineering Student Life

Adelina Hernandez
Undergraduate student, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

DEI Trainings and Workshops Subcommittee Co-Chairs
An Nguyen
Undergraduate student, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Co-Chair Cockrell School Cares Committee

Yesenia Roman
Senior Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Carlos Torres-Verdin
Professor, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

Community Outreach and Engagement Subcommittee Co-Chairs
Vittorio Adeagbo
Undergraduate student, Electrical and Computer Engineering and NSBE PCI-TORCH Chair

Tricia Berry
Director, Women in Engineering Program

Enrique Dominguez
Director, Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program

Maša Prodanović
Associate Professor, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

Graduate Recruitment, Retention, and Experience Subcommittee Co-Chairs
Amy Douglas Stewart
Graduate Program Coordinator, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

Tyrone Porter
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Edwin Torres Cuevas
Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering

Accountability and the DEI Plan Subcommittee Co-Chairs
Malini Josiam
Undergraduate student, Mechanical Engineering

Fernanda Leite
Associate Professor, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Cindy Wilson
Director, Academic Projects

Climate Survey Subcommittee Co-Chairs
Maura Borrego
Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Nikhith Kalkunte
Graduate student, Biomedical Engineering

Michele Meyer
Assistant Dean for Engineering Student Services

Faculty and Staff Recruitment and Retention Subcommittee Co-Chairs
Brian Korgel
Professor, Chemical Engineering

Danny Sanchez
Graduate student, Materials Science and Engineering

Sonya Shaffer
Executive Assistant, Academic Affairs

Communications Subcommittee Co-Chairs
Moriba Jah
Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Patrick Wiseman
Executive Director, Communications and Marketing

Student DEI Board Co-Chairs
Sam LeBus
Undergraduate student, Mechanical Engineering and President, Student Engineering Council

Pavana Kollipara
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, and Vice-President, Graduate Engineering Council

Cultural Awareness Committee

The Cultural Awareness Committee focuses on raising awareness of diversity among students, faculty and staff, and celebrating the diversity within our community through events and initiatives.

2019-2020 Committee

Members — Staff and Faculty
Alyson Bodner
Engineering Student Life
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Guillermo Alvarado
College of Natural Sciences

Amy Beebe
Women in Engineering Program

Tricia Berry
Women in Engineering Program

Shawntal Brown
Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program

Enrique Dominguez
Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program

Gillian Hagamen
Mechanical Engineering

Johnny Hill
Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program

Christine Julien
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Cockrell School of Engineering

Michele Meyer
Assistant Dean for Student Services
Cockrell School of Engineering

Alyssa Ray
College of Natural Sciences

Supna Sharma
College of Natural Sciences

Shelby Todd
Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program

Members — Students

Corrinne Cassel
Chemical Engineering

Adelina Hernandez
Civil Engineering

Yecenia Huerta
Civil Engineering

Marissa Jenkins
Computer Science

Ximena Mercado Garcia
Mathematics, Economics

Samantha Pliego
Human Development and Family Sciences

Logan Powell
Biochemistry

Diana Segura
Aerospace Engineering

Rainey Shah
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Tyson Smiter
Mechanical Engineering

Francisco Valdez
Human Dimensions of Organizations

Landon Watson
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Cockrell School Cares Committee

Cockrell School Cares is a student-run organization whose mission is to promote mental health, diversity, equity and inclusion in Texas Engineering.

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Instagram: @cockrell.school.cares
Facebook: cockrellschoolcares

2020-2021 Committee

Co-Directors
An Nguyen
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Shelby Gammon
Biomedical Engineering

Leads
Anita Mishra
Professor Outreach
Biomedical Engineering

Shubh Desai
Professor Outreach
Biomedical Engineering

Michael Montez
Workshops & Events
Chemical Engineering

Anupriya Jose
Workshops & Events
Biomedical Engineering

Dennis Fer
Publicity
Biomedical Engineering

Jessie Jiang
Publicity
Biomedical Engineering

Jordan Blumberg
External Outreach
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Adithya Chunangad
External Outreach
Chemical Engineering


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