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About the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

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Our programs provide students with the chance to build community, access resources and develop a sense of safety and belonging in and out of their academic lives. We believe that when students are supported as whole individuals, they can better pursue their interests and truly thrive at the School of Engineering.

The goal of Stanford Engineering’s Equity and Inclusion Initiatives is to ensure a more just and equitable educational experience. We strive to create a nurturing, welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and beliefs. 

We seek to empower students that have been historically marginalized based on race, gender, sexuality, ability, national origin, religion, income and limited access to higher education. 

Through collaboration with graduate students, student societies, campus partners, faculty, staff, alumni and corporate donors, the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives team continues to create a range of programs that provide educational support and individual enrichment for the Stanford Engineering community.

Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Team

The Equity and Inclusion Initiatives team is housed in the Dean’s Office of Student Affairs at the School of Engineering.

Bethlehem “Betty” Aynalem
Assistant Director, Equity & Inclusion
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Gaby Velazquez 
Assistant Director, Graduate Communities 
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Luz M. Jiménez Ruvalcaba, Ph.D
Assistant Director, Graduate Outreach and Recruitment 
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Get Involved!

We want to hear from you. For any questions or concerns, please email us at futuregradengineer@stanford.edu

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Volunteer with our outreach and recruitment efforts

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“The Equity and Inclusion Initiatives office has provided me with a strong basis for support during my four years at Stanford. A Summer Session Grant allowed me to consider taking classes over the summer without worrying if I would have enough to pay for all my expenses over the summer.”

Fabian Badillo, BS, Stanford Product Design Class of ’19