Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This committee works to help the GS increase the diversity of our society, to become actively anti-racist, and to be an agent of change for making Earth Sciences (geochemistry, in particular) more inclusive, supportive, and free of harassment and discrimination.

The committee will liaise with the DEI working group of the European Association of Geochemistry, the GS Ethics Committee, and the GS Board of Directors. The committee may also liaise with other national and international societies.

Magali Ader

Institute of Earth Physics of Paris, France

Term: 06/2020 - 12/2021

Magali Ader obtained her Master (1995) and her PhD (1999) at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France. After a post doc at Reading University, she joined the Paris Diderot University and Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris in 2001, where she was appointed professor of geochemistry in 2013. Her research interests focus mainly on deciphering C, N and Cl stable isotope compositions in sedimentary rocks and fluids. This has led her to address several aspects of Earth Sciences including the evolution of carbon and nitrogen biogeochemical cycles through time, bacterial vital effects, diagenesis, fluid-rock interactions in CO2 storage sites and solute transport properties in sedimentary basins.

Francisco Apen

University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Term: 06/2020 - 12/2021

Rachel Bernard

Amherst College, USA

Term: 06/2020 - 12/2021

Sumit Chakraborty

Ruhr Universität at Bochum, Germany

Term: 06/2020 - 12/2021

Sumit Chakraborty is a Professor at the Ruhr Universität at Bochum, Germany and director of the central accelerator facility, RUBION, on the campus of the University. He is interested in the timescales of geological and planetary processes, and in how processes occurring on a hierarchy of nested timescales are coupled to each other. He uses physical chemistry, in particular kinetics and diffusion, to develop tools for the determination of timescales. His research is based to equal extents on field studies, laboratory experiments and theoretical developments. He is a Geochemistry Fellow and was awarded the Dana Medal by the Mineralogical Society of America.

Emily H. G. Cooperdock

University of Southern California, USA

Term: 06/2020 - 12/2021

Anthony Dosseto

University of Wollongong, Australia

Term: 06/2020 - 12/2021

Kennet Flores

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, USA

Term: 06/2020 - 12/2021

Stephen Goldstein

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Term: 06/2020 - 12/2021

Jenny Middleton

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, USA

Term: 06/2020 - 12/2021

Kayla Iacovino

Jacobs–NASA Johnson Space Center, USA

Term: 06/2020 - 12/2021

Nivea Magalhães

University of St. Andrews, UK

Term: 06/2020 - 12/2021

Zié Ouattara

University of Man, Côte d'Ivoire

Term: 06/2020 - 12/2021

Dr Ouattara Zié is an Associate Professor from the Université de Man, Côte d'Ivoire that he joined in 2017. He is teaching in the fields of petrology and metallogeny and also conducting research on the characterization of the mineral resource. Ouattara Zié completed his PhD in 2015 by investigating the Bonikro gold deposit.

"I am Ouattara Zié, a metallogenist and geochemist with a strong desire to contribute to the society. I am involved in the Université de Man since 2017 in Côte d'Ivoire. Before that, I was at the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan where I undertook all of my curriculum until to my PhD in 2015. My researches always focused on mineral resource (mostly on gold). My main achievement is to have brought to light the first intrusion-related gold system in Côte d'Ivoire: the Bonikro deposit.

In 2019, I chaired the session 5B on "New Mineral Exploration Challenges'' at Goldschmidt in Barcelona, as a result of almost a decade of volunteering at international youth leadership and scientific associations. As a student, I joined the Young Earth-Scientist and also young committees interested in the understanding of mineral deposits. I contributed as the representative for Côte d'Ivoire and for Africa as well and partook to conferences. These experiences inspire me serve in the DEI GS committee.

My willingness to help the society motivates me every day through my initiatives in my university where great challenges are to be overcome for the students and also for my colleagues."

Alexandra Phillips

Caltech, USA

Term: 06/2020 - 12/2021

Olivier Pourret

UniLaSalle, France

Term: 06/2020 - 12/2021

Olivier Pourret received his PhD in Earth Sciences in 2006 from Université de Rennes 1 (France) and his habilitation in Earth Sciences in 2013 from Université Picardie Jules Verne (France). He is now associate professor of geochemistry in the Agroecology and Hydrogeochemistry (AGHYLE) group at Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle, Beauvais (France). His research interests include trace metal fractionation and particularly Rare Earth Elements and cobalt in low-temperature aqueous systems, from rock to water, soil and vegetation (i.e. the Critical Zone). He tweets @olivier_pourret and his ORCID is 0000-0001-6181-6079.

He advocates for Open Science, just Science done right, and gets involved in various DEI initiatives, especially fighting against disability discrimination since one of his sons has a rare genetic disease.

Ashaki A. Rouff

Rutgers University, USA

Term: 06/2020 - 12/2021

Roberta Rudnick

University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Term: 06/2020 - 12/2021

Roberta Rudnick is a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on the origin and evolution of the continents, particularly the lower continental crust and the underlying mantle lithosphere. Emphasis is placed on integration of data from a wide diversity of sources, including petrography, petrology, major and trace element geochemistry, stable and radiogenic isotope geochemistry, and geophysics in order to determine the bulk composition of the crust, the processes that have influenced its composition through time, and why the Earth has continents. She is a Geochemistry Fellow and a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.

"Diversity in Earth Sciences, including geochemistry, is appallingly low. In the thirty two years since I obtained my PhD, the proportion of women in faculty positions has grown slightly, but still lags significantly behind the proportion of women obtaining PhDs. The proportion of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) faculty lags even further behind. I am eager to work with the GS's DEI committee to strengthen our science by recruiting, supporting, and welcoming these people to our discipline."

Aradhna Tripati

University of California Los Angeles, USA

Term: 06/2020 - 12/2021

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