We need to enable the relevant contributions latent in everyone to understand and ultimately conserve our environment.
I consider diversity, inclusion, and equity critical to my success as a human, researcher, and teacher, and believe that environmental science needs to improve how it addresses these issues in order to progress and persist as a useful endeavor.
I have blogged in the past about neurodiversity, racism, and sexism. My views on these topics have evolved somewhat since then; I am hoping to write a follow-up on disability, mental health, and graduate school before I leave Duke. For an up-to-date expression, see my diversity statement.