JEDI Committee

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee


  • Develop plan to assess where WNAR needs to improve EDI

  • Coordinate Indigenous student travel awards
  • Develop the Diversity Workshop 

Upcoming Events

  • WNAR 2024 Diversity Workshop, June 9, 2024: This workshop will focus on connecting underrepresented students interested in quantitative areas with professional (bio)statisticians in academia, government, and industry. The target audience includes undergraduate and graduate students from historically underrepresented groups.

  • WNAR 2024 Session "Career Possibilities Panel: Perspectives from Early Career Professionals", June 10, 2024, 1:45-3:30 pm (LSC 386)

  • WNAR 2024 Session "Everything They Never Told You: The Graduate School Experience", June 10, 2024, 3:45-5:30 pm (LSC 386)

Past Events

JEDI Committee Members

FOUNDING CHAIR 2021-24 Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta Professor, Mathematics and Statistics, Washington State University
FOUNDING MEMBER 2021-24 Sonia Jain

Professor, Public Health Education, University of California, San Diego

FOUNDING MEMBER 2021-23 Brian Williamson

Assistant Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

FOUNDING MEMBER 2021-22 Maricela Cruz Affiliate Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of Washington
FOUNDING MEMBER 2021-24 Audrey Hendricks

Associate Professor, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences/ Biostatistics and Informatics, University of Colorado, Denver

MEMBER, CHAIR 2022-25 Natalie Gasca

Science Policy Fellow, California Council on Science and Technology

MEMBER 2023-25 Elizabeth Juarez-Colunga Associate Professor, Biostatistics and Informatics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
MEMBER2023-25 Prince AlloteyAssistant Teaching Professor, Statistics, University of Washington
MEMBER 2024-26 Hua Shen Associate Professor, Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Calgary
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