Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Wellness (DEIW)

Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology

University of California - Santa Barbara

Welcome! We are a grad student-led committee in the Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology (EEMB) department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).


DEIW unequivocally stands alongside our Black colleagues in DEIW and EEMB in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement. We commit to supporting the centuries-long work of Black people to fight for their collective liberation, by continually re-evaluating the actions and judgments of our department. We maintain that anti-racism is not a distraction from science; rather, it is an integral part of the scientific process. We look forward to working with our academic peers to actively cultivate the diversity, equity, and inclusion that we seek in the fields of ecology, evolution, and marine biology.

Read and sign our petition to EEMB faculty:

Also read this letter written by the Black graduate students of EEMB, which we fully endorse:

Black Graduate Students' Letter to EEMB.pdf

Please join us!

Subscribe to our mailing list, follow us on Twitter, or contact us to get more involved. Our meetings are always open to all EEMB affiliates—post doc or undergraduate, faculty or staff!