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Diversity & Culture of Inclusion

Our Mission

CASFER values innovation, welcomes multiple and diverse voices, in partnership with CASFER Institutions and Industry, to lead change and close the circle to advance the NCE nationally and internationally.

CASFER is dedicated to creating a diverse, inclusive environment where members from all backgrounds are ready to contribute to their fullest potential toward a nitrogen circular economy.

CASFER engages a diverse range of communities underrepresented in STEM through the nitrogen circular economy by acknowledging the varied backgrounds and experiences of each participant and facilitating their engagement in engineering through multimodal, multilevel entry points and cut across socioeconomic and cultural boundaries.

CASFER’s culture of inclusion is evident throughout the organization, from center leadership to partner institutions. CASFER has creating a welcoming environment for all of its members. 

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Zaida Gracia

Senior Director for Inclusive Workforce Development and Education

Gracia directs CASFER's Engineering Workforce Development.

Learn More

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Jessica Spott, PhD 

Engineering Workforce Development Co-Director; Diversity & Culture of Inclusion Co-Director 

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Lauren Biddlecombe

Engineering Workforce Development Co-Director; Diversity & Culture of Inclusion Co-Director 

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Lizanne DeStefano, PhD 

Engineering Workforce Development Co-Director; Diversity & Culture of Inclusion Co-Director 

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Daniel Solis, PhD

Engineering Workforce Development Co-Director; Diversity & Culture of Inclusion Co-Director 

Meeting

CASFER Office Hours

The CASFER leadership offers office hours for the Center members as a safe space to share ideas, challenges, and strengths. Click below to fill out our short information form and schedule your meeting!

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