Service to the Profession
I served on the MAP International leadership team from 2018-2021, including serving as Co-Director of MAP in 2020-21. I'm currently involved in MAP local and regional organizing. MAP is a graduate student led non-profit dedicated to removing barriers to participation for minoritized philosophers. We have 170+ chapters around the world. Besides the day-to-day tasks, here are some of the highlights of my organizing with MAP.
- I co-organized and served as a panelist at the MAP Session on "Countering Bullying, Harassment, and Microaggressions” at Eastern APA 2021. My panel contribution is titled "Microaggressions (or, Racialized Epistemic Violence) in Progressive Spaces." Presentation draft available upon request.
- I successfully spearheaded MAP's first fundraising campaign, which more than doubled MAP's annual operational budget.
- I co-authored a MAP report on service work distribution and compensation for graduate students.
- I drafted the initial project proposal for MAP's Inter-Campus Peer Mentorship Program.
- With Milana Kostic, I am currently (2021-22) co-administering a UCHRI multi-campus working group grant for the MAP Californian Consortium, aiming to facilitate regional collaboration among MAP chapters in California.
- I organized and chaired a MAP special session at the PSA2020/2021, on "Race and Racial Justice."
I co-founded WonderPhilosophy, an annual workshop on applying to philosophy graduate programs primarily for first-generational college students. I co-organized the inaugural workshop in 2019, for which I also served as a presenter and a facilitator. I presented at WonderPhilosophy 2020, served as a panelist in 2021, and I'm again co-organizing it in 2022. All of our slides and materials are available on the website. Read an APA blog Q&A on Wonder Philosophy here.
UPSS Committee, Philosophy of Science Association
I am currently a member of the Underrepresented Philosophy of Science Scholars (UPSS) Committee at the Philosophy of Science Association. I help run the UPSS Mentoring Program, which pairs interested underrepresented scholars in philosophy of science of all career stages with a more senior mentor.
Service to the Department
Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science (LPS) Climate Committee
In Fall 2020, I designed and successfully established the first climate committee at LPS. Following my recommendation, the LPS department also started to compensate graduate student service positions. You can read my proposal for the climate committee here. I am currently chairing the committee (2021-22 AY).
Service to the University
Inclusive Excellence Ambassador
I was an inclusive excellence ambassador at UC Irvine during Summer 2020. In this capacity, I served as a mentor to seven incoming PhD students at UC Irvine who are first-generational college students and attended minority serving institutions.
Achieving Racial Equity in Postsecondary Education: Implications for the Social Sciences
In December 2020, I co-organized an anti-racist workshop for the school of social sciences at UC Irvine. This workshop unpacks societal and institutional factors that influence belonging, welcomeness to engage, and success for underserved students. We collected concerns shared by members of social sciences prior to the workshop, and our speaker, Dr. Frank Harris III led the audience to propose and discuss institutional actions to serve underrepresented minority students equitably and responsibly.