CEGA embraces an intellectual community enriched and enhanced by diversity along a number of dimensions.
The following represent CEGA’s current diversity goals, which we apply when recruiting staff, interns, postdocs, fellows, faculty affiliates and and advisory board members; planning events; and engaging new partners:
- Gender diversity: we seek gender balance in all that we do; specifically, we aim to recruit more women into technical research positions, fellowship opportunities, and our faculty affiliate network.
- Racial diversity: we seek to support a team that reflects the racial diversity of our home state of California (which is consistently regarded the most diverse state in the nation). In particular, we aim to increase engagement from groups that UC Berkeley has identified as underrepresented on campus (Black, Latinx, Native American and Pacific Islanders).
- Geographic diversity: through our fellowship programs, events, and research funding opportunities, we seek to empower scholars from low- and middle-income countries in the regions where we work (Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Latin America).
- Diversity of abilities and experiences: we seek to engage staff, faculty, fellows, and partners who are diverse in terms of their age, experience, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. This includes ensuring that everything from our website to the events we host are accessible and inviting to people with a wide range of characteristics and preferences.