Heven Sze is a Professor Emerita who started with the department in 1982. During her academic journey, she has faced many challenges, like being viewed as a “faculty wife” and trying to find a healthy balance in her personal and professional life. Read about the hurdles she has faced and overcome in the 2005 article published in the American Society of Plant Biologists Newsletter.
Graduate student Fuxi Wang, a winner of the newly-instituted CBMG DEI award, has made important contributions to our department, including creating a welcoming, inclusive, fair, and open environment. Fuxi has always displayed sensitivity towards people of different backgrounds and can be counted on to speak up on issues relating to fair treatment in classes, the lab, the department, and on campus. Here is her short video introducing the 2022 Winter Olympics mascot from her hometown.
Teresa was born in Washington DC in the 60's in the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. Her parents instilled in her a passion for social justice and civil rights, hence her interest in being a member of the DEI committee. Read her story below.
Claudia M. Gonzalez Arevalo (Housekeeping) provides outstanding service to the Microbiology Building. MCB has 500 people coming and going each day and Claudia provides a wonderful first impression to anyone who enters Microbiology. She is conscientious, dependable, polite and works extremely hard to keep this building looking the best it can. Read her story of coming to the United States.