Graduate Student DEI Committee

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The Graduate Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee was created in 2019 in order to support and advance the department’s diversity mission. Please contact us at psychgradstudentdeicommittee21-22@buckeyemail.osu.edu if you would like to join our committee or have any questions for us.


Organizational Structure and Current Members

Recruitment, Retention, and Assessment

Point of contact: Elana Schettini (schettini.1@osu.edu), co-chair, OR Sarah Prieto (prieto.39@osu.edu), co-chair

  • Goals and current initiatives:
    • To promote the recruitment of graduate students from underrepresented groups by collaborating with faculty on developing detailed admissions plans, and through partnership on the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s (ODI) Graduate and Professional Student Recruitment Initiative (GPS) events hosted by the department.
    • To assess graduate students’ experiences in the psychology department through climate surveys, measure student outcomes through an analysis of data from years, to disseminate findings, and to propose targeted measures for addressing concerns.
  • Current Members: Dee Adedipe, Brooklynn Bailey, Kassidie Harmon, Tinu Oduloye, Sarah Prieto, Riane Ramsey, Elana Schettini, Robert Zhou

Learning and Development 

Point of contact: Sydney Williams (williams.7548@osu.edu), treasurer, OR Graham Bartels (bartels.69@osu.edu), secretary 

  • Goals and current initiatives:
    • To support the learning and development of students, faculty, and staff on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion through frequent events.
    • Maintain a monthly DEI newsletter.
  • Current Members: Graham Bartels, Ava Du, Elizabeth Duraney, Jesse Ladanyi, Sydney Williams, Astrid Zuckerman

Past Members 

2021-2022

Prutha Deshpande (co-chair), Blair Shevlin (co-chair), Tina Nguyen (treasurer), Angela Saulsbery (secretary), Graham Bartels, Heather Daly, Ava Du, Rachel Gilfarb, Tao Jiang, Lauren Pino, Ihsan Rodriguez, Elana Schettini, Selena Wang, Sydney Williams, Astrid Zuckerman

2020-2021

Standing Members: Taylor Ballinger (chair), Tina Nguyen (treasurer), Blair Shevlin, Angela Saulsbery, Prutha Deshpande, Javier Granados Samayoa, Stoni Fortney, Briana Brownlow, Rachel Gilfarb, Ihsan Rodriguez, Laura Mason

At-large Members: Tao Jiang, Phuong Le, Vanessa Ivy, Jesse Ladanyi

2019-2020

Taylor Ballinger (chair), Tina Nguyen (treasurer), Blair Shevlin, Angela Saulsbery, Prutha Deshpande, Javier Granados Samayoa, Stoni Fortney, Briana Brownlow, Tyler MacDonald, Anita Shankar, Dasom Lee