Committee on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Committee on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Mission Statement

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee has the goal of promoting an anti-racist/anti-discriminatory culture within the Chemistry Department. We believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive departmental community strengthens our teaching, learning and research. The DEI committee provides leadership in addressing issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in the department and in developing and implementing action plans which help us progress toward our goals. We actively collaborate with student-run organizations, including ADSE and Women+ in Chemistry.



The Penn Chemistry DEI Committee works to improve conditions for all members of the Chemistry Department, and to make the Department a most welcoming place for all students and visitors who spend time in the Department. The DEI Committee has an action plan and meets the second Tuesday of every month at 1pm to advance this mission. If you are not part of the DEI Committee and would like to bring an issue to our attention, please email Ivan Dmochowski,


Who We Are

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee is comprised of faculty, students, postdocs, and staff. We encourage input from the Penn Chemistry community. You can email us with any comments, questions, or concerns.

  • Anna Boffice, Staff
  • Julianna Bonilla, Graduate Student
  • Kenny Calderon-Godinez, Graduate Student
  • Ivan Dmochowski, Faculty (Chair)
  • Katherine Henkel, Staff
  • Christopher Jeffrey, Staff
  • Yvonne Kline, Staff
  • James Petersson, Faculty
  • Ellen Song, Postdoctoral Associate
  • Cassandra Vu, Graduate Student
  • Jeffrey Winkler, Faculty
  • Vanessa Gonzalez-Perez, School of Arts & Sciences Staff



HSTEM: Being Human in STEM - Penn Chemistry has hosted two events based on this program so far.


Penn Events & Conferences

Penn GSE Virtual Institutes

Diversity & Inclusion in Physics at Penn


National Events & Conferences

NOBCChE Conference - The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers

SACNAS Conference - The Society for the Advancement of Chicano & Native American Scientists

ABRCMS Conference - Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

AISESAmerican Indian Science and Engineering Society



The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina

Makuu: The Black Cultural Center

Pan-Asian American Community House

Rangoli, the Indian Association at Penn

FGLI Organizations at Penn

Penn Chemistry Diversity Resources

University Diversity Resources