Underrepresented Minorities (URM) Team
The underrepresented minority team is dedicated to multiple facets within a URM student’s graduate career. We plan on increasing representation within UChicago’s recruitment by analyzing each step of the admissions process and recognizing factors that could lead to bias and then brainstorming ideas on how to address these issues. We also plan on holding events that will not only foster discussion of the obstacles that URMs face but, also provide a comfortable environment for people to connect and express their thoughts and emotions. Finally, programming and opportunities that revolve around professional development, mentorship, and the trajectories a student’s career can take after graduate school will be a major focus for the URM group. We look forward to this upcoming year and working with the other dedicated teams within GRIT!
We encourage anyone and everyone to get involved with our team, regardless of whether you identify as an underrepresented minority or not.
Please feel free to contact the current team leads for more information:
- Santiago Acero Bedoya, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Briana Banks, email@example.com
- Juan Alpiz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Talking Space for Graduate Students: we host a regular video meeting space for students to talk – about anything. This is a space for graduate students in the BSD, PSD, and PME to air concerns, ask for advice, or just have some social connection in these isolating times.