RMBL Community DEI Committee

Mission Statement:

The RMBL Community DEI Committee is committed to: 

  • Engaging the voices of, and building collaborative relationships between, all scientists, students, and staff in the community
  • Empowering BIPOC and LGBTQ+ members of the community
  • Advocating for the physical and emotional/mental health of all community members
  • Educating the community on social justice issues relevant to biological field stations
  • Taking anti-colonial actions to support longer-term decolonization and re-imagination of relationships to land

Joining the Committee

If you’re interested in joining the DEI listserv, attending our monthly summer meetings, and helping organize events and initiatives with us, please fill out the form at the end of the page.

Laurent Duverglas (graduate student co-facilitator and liaison to Board DEI Committee)

Janelle Bohey (graduate student co-facilitator)

Benjamin Wong Blonder (faculty co-facilitator and liaison to Board DEI Committee)


Committee Activities

  • We host workshops on various topics surrounding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as well as host events to celebrate diversity and raise awareness about DEI initiatives
  • We host weekly BIPOC Safe Space meetings for students to decompress. Meet in Ruby Lounge on Mondays 7-8pm
  • Our gear loan program is open to the RMBL community. If you need to temporarily borrow some camping gear (e.g. tents, bear cans, sleeping bags, rain gear, first-aid kits etc.), we’ve got you covered! Here’s how it works:
    • Step 1: Check out the inventory to see what gear we have and whether it’s available
    • Step 2: Use the clipboard in the gear closet to reserve and sign out gear