A Message from ESP Leadership

The Emerging Scholars Program is a program driven by the principles of social justice and centered around equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM. We want to speak out against the systemic racism we have borne witness to both recently and throughout the history of this country. We are horrified and appalled by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Atatiana Jefferson, Stephon Clark, Botham Jean, Philando Castille, Alton Sterling, Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many more. The American tragedies of racial dehumanization are too numerous to enumerate here.

We are saddened by the hundreds of thousands of deaths due to the current pandemic and recognize the disproportionate impact of this health and economic crisis on communities of color and on communities with limited resources.

We stand by the Black community and allies in protesting systemic racism and advocating for safety and equity.

We stand by those who are underrepresented in STEM to be seen, heard, appreciated, and celebrated for all that you/we have contributed, do contribute, and will contribute to our collective STEM community. And here, in our small program, we hope to have a warm, welcoming space to celebrate our scholars and support our scholars on their journeys, while recognizing that the road has not been smooth, that it remains rocky, and that there is a tremendous amount of work to be done.


Emerging Scholars Program Leadership Team

Robin Gottlieb, Director of the Emerging Scholars Program

Allechar Serrano López, Emerging Scholars Program Administrator

Hakim Walker, Emerging Scholars Program Administrator