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Principal Investigator

Dr. Patricia Solís, AAG Director of Outreach and Strategic Initiatives


Dr. Inés Miyares (City University of New York)

Senior Personnel

Dawn Wright (Oregon State University);Chrys Rodrigue (California State University—Long Beach); Michael Solem (AAG)

The ALIGNED Board of Advisors

Greg Chu, Cynthia Berlin; Darryl Cohen, US Bureau of the Census; Leslie Duram; Ken Foote, University of Colorado and AAG President; Wendy Jepson; Al Kuslikis, American Indian Higher Education Consortium; Victoria Lawson, University of Washington; Lisa Marshall; David Padgett, University of Tennessee; Renee Pualani Louis, AAG Indigenous Peoples’ Specialty Group and IGU Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights Commission; Alex Ramirez, Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities; Rickie Sanders, Temple University; Rebecca Torres. 

Our advisors with expertise in geosciences, education, diversity, spatial analysis and other relevant fields contributed their extensive experience working with diversity enhancement on their campuses, including from community colleges to doctoral universities at a broad set of geographic locations across the country. The diverse team itself represents traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, ethnic minority, gay, and foreign-born researchers in recognition of the value of multiple perspectives to help mobilize and retool departments with better ways to learn where to find and how to connect with underrepresented groups, including how to convey the relevance of geography and geoscience careers.  

AAG Staff

Jean McKendry, Joy Adams, Astrid Ng

Technical and Toolkit Mapping Work

Kevin Knapp, Tierra Plan LLC

ALIGNED Pilot Departments

Illinois State University, University of Missouri - Kansas City, University of North Carolina -Wilmington, University of Texas - Austin, Texas A&M University, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale