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Advisory Committee

Valerie Bland* 
Director of Student and Professional Programs 
Society of Women Engineers 

Petra Dekens 
Chair of Earth & Climate Science Dept.,  
Associate Professor of Oceanography, 
Paleoceanography, Paleoclimatology 
San Francisco State University 

Beth Cunningham*
Executive Officer
American Association of Physics Teachers

Margaret Fraiser* 
Director, Diversity and Inclusion 
American Geophysical Union 

Ann Gates 
Senior Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs  
University Texas El Paso 

Karla Haack 
Associate Medical Writer 

Abbe Herzig+ 
AHH Consulting 

Gretal Leibnitz 
Executive Director 
ProActualize Consulting 

Eleanor Loiacono 
Associate Professor of Business Analytics 
William and Mary  

Arlene Modeste Knowles 
TEAM UP Project Manager 
American Institute of Physics 

Jesús Pando 
Chair and Associate Professor; Physics and Astrophysics 
DePaul University 

Sastry Pantula 
Dean of the College of Natural Sciences 
Cal State University, San Bernardino 

Adrienne Sponberg* 
Society Programs Director 
Ecological Society of America 

*Representative from STEMM society that piloted the self-assessment 

+ Abbe Herzig stepped down from the Advisory Committee member prior to the piloting of the self-assessment