Portland State University 'Distinguished Team' award received by ESM 410 students, 2021
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Students were enrolled in a seminar overseen by Melissa Haeffner, ESM 410 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within the Environmental Science & Management Department at Portland State University. The six students in the seminar were Aneesha Gharpurey, Hal Shervey, Jasmine Beach, Jess Wesley, Kylee Church, and Lily Weil. This group aimed to create an action plan and targeted objectives to support diversity, equity and inclusion in the ESM curriculum. They achieved this by getting direct commentary from ESM students from various class-standings through evaluating critical research, sharing their lived experiences, and faculty collaboration. The team also recognizes that this is just the beginning of the work that needs to be done and hopes ESM 410 will continue as an ongoing course to attain the goals they have set.