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Department and Unit Efforts

Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion

Every academic department and many programs within CALS have appointed Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion (also called LDIs) to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are centered in all unit activities. The LDIs work closely with other unit leaders to review unit processes, to share resources and to ensure best practices as established by the CALS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The LDIs regularly participate in workshops and learning opportunities around equity and inclusion. LDIs work to develop strategic plans for diversity and inclusion for their departments, forming diversity committees and leading those in the process of developing goals and action plans with appropriate monitoring and impact evaluation.

The LDIs support training in diversity, equity and inclusion and build a network for communication and collaboration across the college.

Below, see the LDIs for each CALS unit and related diversity, equity and inclusion department and unit webpages. 

Animal Science

Kristan Reed 
kfr3 [at] (kfr3[at]cornell[dot]edu)

Biological and Environmental Engineering

Dan Luo
dl79 [at] (dl79[at]cornell[dot]edu)


Andrea Stevenson Won
asw248 [at] (asw248[at]cornell[dot]edu) 

Computational Biology

Jason Mezey 
jgm45 [at] (jgm45[at]cornell[dot]edu)

Division of Nutritional Sciences

Angela Odoms-Young 
odoms-young [at] (odoms-young[at]cornell[dot]edu)

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Toby Ault   
tra38 [at] (tra38[at]cornell[dot]edu)


Natalie Mahowald 
mahowald [at] (mahowald[at]cornell[dot]edu)

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB)

Megan Ann Greischar
megan.greischar [at] (megan[dot]greischar[at]cornell[dot]edu)


Monique Rivera 
mjr422 [at] (mjr422[at]cornell[dot]edu) 

Food Science

Gavin Sachs 
gls9 [at] (gls9[at]cornell[dot]edu)

Global Development

Scott Peters
sp236 [at] (sp236[at]cornell[dot]edu)

Landscape Architecture

Jennifer Birkeland 
jb2597 [at] (jb2597[at]cornell[dot]edu)


Heather Feaga 
haf54 [at] (haf54[at]cornell[dot]edu) 

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Cedric Feschotte
cf458 [at] (cf458[at]cornell[dot]edu) 

Natural Resources and the Environment

Steven Johnson
steven.johnson [at] (steven[dot]johnson[at]cornell[dot]edu) 

Neurobiology and Behavior

Christiane Linster
cl243 [at] (cl243[at]cornell[dot]edu) 

School of Integrative Plant Science

Enid Martinez
cem20 [at] (cem20[at]cornell[dot]edu) 

Statistics & Data Science

Sumanta Basu
sb2457 [at] (sb2457[at]cornell[dot]edu)