Looking up at Bell Tower through the trees (c) UCR/Stan Lim

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Looking up at Bell Tower through the trees (c) UCR/Stan Lim

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Check Out What We Have Done!

  • Our DEI efforts were featured in AMSTAT news!
  • Social Hour & Stat Alumni Discussion Panels

    In winter 2022, a discussion panel with Statistics Alumni was set up by our wonderful graduate students; to virtually provide advice and strategies to promote a diverse and inclusive environment. Participants were able to hear about their job search experiences as well as “a day in the life of” discussions, and how they are or found their careers after graduating. 


    In Fall 2021, the DEI committee held a Social Hour to go over UCR Statistic's Organizations, DEI offices and the department's focus & resources.



  • Imposter Syndrome Workshop

    The Imposter Syndrome Workshop was presented by UCR Vice-Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Mariam Lam. The workshop included information regarding Imposter Syndrome, strategies for countering the imposter phenomenon, and what you can do to help others. Click here to access the materials. 

  • The Statistics Department Climate Survey

    The Highlander Statistics Society (HiSS; student-led organization at UCR) and the Department of Statistics' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee conducted a climate survey in our department in an effort to better understand the climate surrounding DEI among students, staff, and faculty in the department. The DEI Committee plans to use the results of this survey to identify and guide present, future, and potential DEI activities and goals.

Who We Are

  • About Us

    The Statistics department established the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) committee during Summer 2021. The committee is composed of members representing each group within our department (faculty, staff, undergraduate, and graduate students). The representatives of each group are selected by the group they represent and serve in rotation at the DEI committee.

  • Vision

    The Statistics department DEI committee aims to take on initiatives that will integrate Diversity, Equity & Inclusion into the fabric of the department’s mission. The committee seeks to build an inclusive community of students, staff, and faculty that values empathy and welfare along with academic and professional achievement. By including DEI concepts into our program -- lectures, research, and mentorship, the committee aims to remove the barriers that prevent many, in particular, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) individuals, women, persons with disabilities, first-gen, low-income students, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other underrepresented individuals, from educational opportunity and equity. In addition, the committee believes that diversity and inclusivity are essential to excellence in science, and by creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive department, we can serve our members and our communities with better, fairer, and more impactful research.


  • Mission

    The Statistics department DEI committee embraces the unique and rich perspectives and experiences that arise from racial, ethnic, socio-economic, sexual, gender, and religious diversity within our department. In this spirit, the committee is eager to foster an inclusive and welcoming culture and atmosphere for all students, staff, and faculty by accomplishing the following objectives : 


    • Develop a departmental DEI plan and revisit the plan annually;
    • Facilitate an annual DEI training for the whole department;
    • Improve sense of belonging for our diverse student body;
    • Hold regular discussions with students, staff, and faculty to understand potential barriers and problems undermining equity, and hence excellence, in the department;
    • Identify, share, and facilitate opportunities for educational and professional growth;
    • Invite, recruit and retain more underrepresented individuals in our department via faculty hires and efforts to increase the diversity of our student body;
    • Encourage and officially recognize the dedication of students, staff, and faculty to DEI efforts;
    • Provide DEI resources to students, staff, and faculty.
  • 2022 - 2023 Membership
    • Faculty representatives: Analisa Flores and Esra Kurum (co-chairs)
    • Staff representative: Patricia Alvarado
    • Graduate student representatives: Jericho Lawson and Emily Ouyang
    • Undergraduate student representatives: Alliyah Munir and Sanjana Rajagopal
  • Previous Members

    (2021-2022) Lisa Diaz and Cathy Munoz (staff representatives); Christian Duenas, Isaac Quintanilla Salinas, and Brian Tran (graduate student representatives); Carmen Kha and Tobias Rasmussen (undergraduate student representatives).

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