One of the goals of the NSF LEAPS (LEAding cultural change through Professional Societies of Biology) is to “use evidence-based practices to remove barriers for individuals historically excluded from science (based on gender, gender identity, disability status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or race)” (see text here). It’s sometimes difficult to understand why someone’s gender, sexual orientation, race, or disability status would impact their ability to participate in science, but countless studies have demonstrated that identity matters in how people and their work is perceived, supported, and recognized.

In the infographic below, we prompt readers to consider how their identity matters in a shool or work enviornment.

If you would like to share your thoughts or stay informed of the work of the NSF-funded RCN: LEAPS: ROOT & SHOOT project, please use this form.


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