Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, DE&I committee committee coordinates and steers department-wide efforts to promote and support diversity, equity, and inclusion. These initiatives include efforts to, but not limited to:

  • Recruit and support a more diverse faculty, staff,and student body. 
  • Strengthen our capacity to mentor and support students of underrepresented background and identities.
  • Improve the representativeness and inclusiveness in the agricultural and applied economics profession.
  • Encourage and support activities and conversations that promote a safe and supportive environment for all members of our AREC community to work, learn, and succeed.

DEI events

The Committee meets once a month during the Fall and Spring semesters, they do not convene during summer months.  Meetings generally focus on identifying DEI issues in the department and on-campus, planning DEI activities such as guest lecturers and speakers, and pursuing funding for students. Please join us if you are at all interested in participating in the DEI Committee meetings.

Interested in joining the committee?  Send an email requesting more information and to join to arec_dei@list.arizona.edu

Department Calendar

DEI Corner, Archive

The AREC DEI Corner is how the Committee represents itself within Departmental meetings to share ideas, facts, significant points for reflection, in relation to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Statement on Racism & Discrimination 2021 Black History Month 2022 Celebrating Women in Ag, Women's History Month 2022

Current Members

Ashley Kerna-Bickel, Chair

April Athnos

Tatum Bingham

Danielle Buhrow

Brenda Jimenez

Gary Thompson

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