Created in 2018, the MCB DEI Committee is made up of MCB students, faculty and staff focused on improving the lives of everyone in the MCB community, specifically those from minoritized populations. We’re building a culture that welcomes the different lived experiences of our students, staff and faculty. We believe supporting historically excluded groups and upholding our commitment to intentional inclusivity is fundamental to the success of the MCB program.

Resources at UW and FH:

Hutch united
UW Race & Equity Resources
Q center
Resources for Persons with Disabilities
First Nations @UW
UW Allies Program
Race & Equity Initiative Anti-Racism Resources


Anti-racist and Advocacy/Allyship Resources: A list of anti-racist and 
advocacy/allyship resources compiled by the MCB DEI Committee 
including reading lists, podcasts, links to UW petitions, 
local representative contact info, protest information, etc.

Black Visions Collective

List of anti-racist resources from Brittany Packnett Cunningham

List of Black-owned bookstores

Ant-Racist Resource Guide by Victoria Alexander

Below the Waterline 

Racial Equity Tools

LGBTQIA2S+ professionals in STEM Twitter

Mental Health Resources - This tool  provides
a platform for users to record the correct 
pronunciation of their name and then generate a link

DEI Committee Members:

Students: Zackari Murphey, Eliza Barkan, Vanessa Montoya, 
Ricky Padilla-Del Valle, Risa Takenaka, Frances Welsh,
Cera Hassinan, Cassidy Danyko

Faculty: Dana Miller, Brian Iritani

Staff: Andrea Brocato, Denise Barnes, Madeleine Zwirello

Currently we are working on: 

- Organizing and planning DEI hosted monthly talks where we 
will host UW faculty members

- Monthly community building events for all MCB students 
(i.e. Netflix viewing parties for Pose and Disclosure) 
Stay tuned for upcoming events!

- Adding faculty DEI statements and trainings to MCB website

- Outdoor neighborhood meet-ups! 

- We created a trivia guide with information on how to host
MCB trivia. This is a great way to build community and have 
fun 🙂 Sign up and learn more here

MCB Governance:

MCB Steering Committee

Governance of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program