Ambassador Program

INFORMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Ambassadors (DEI) Program

ambassador.pngThe INFORMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Ambassadors Program will bring together groups of academic and practitioner members, graduate and undergraduate students, post-docs, and staff who will individually and/or collectively work on initiatives to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive INFORMS community. The program is intended to provide a platform for our members to engage in DEI initiatives in a variety of areas including workplace practices, teaching, and research, and leverage our capacities as individuals (practitioners, researchers, educators, students, and staff) to contribute to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion among the broader INFORMS community. Up to 20 projects will be funded.

Help INFORMS spread the message of diversity, equity, and inclusion

The INFORMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Ambassadors Program provides a platform to unite groups of academic and practitioner members, graduate and undergraduate students, postdocs, and staff to work individually or collaborate on initiatives to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive INFORMS community. In support of this effort, the DEI committee is currently awarding small grants (up to $2,500) for work that helps support this effort. 

INFORMS 2022 DEI Ambassadors Announced

Ambassadors Project Title
Priyank Arora and Pritha Dutta Informal Reception for LGBTQIA+ Folks and Allies at 2022 INFORMS Annual Conference
Banafsheh Behzad and Susan Martonosi To My Younger Self: A Mentoring Workshop for Women Ph.D. Students
Tracy Cahall, Mary Leszczynski, and Max Liberatore-Resnick INFORMS Member Demographic Campaign Visualization
Trilce Encarnacion and Ruben Proaño MIF Undergraduate Students Day at the INFORMS Annual Meeting
Tayo Fabusuyi and Michael Johnson Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Operations Research and Analytics University Programs
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Grani Hanasusanto Weijun Xie INFORMS DEI Best Student Paper Award
Carmen Haseltine, Mary Ogidigben, Liz Scaria, and Veronica White Strategic Initiative: High School Outreach (DEIC Liaison – Katy Wrenn)
Andrea Hupman, Allison Reily, and Jun Zhuang Decision Analysis Society (DAS) enhance equity & inclusion in th eDAS Society & INFORMS broadly
Yara Jubran and Riccardo Mogre An exploration on the unequal effects of the pandemic on the research in Operations Research and Management Science
Kayse Lee Maass and Kezban Yagci Sokat Implementing an Accessible INFORMS

 

The Ambassadors will present the results of their work at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. Additionally, keep your eyes open for new DEI Community blog posts written by our Ambassadors as their projects progress.

Congratulations and Thank You to our Ambassadors!