DEI Committee Faculty Mentorship Hours

All community members are invited to meet with our CSE DEI Committee members to discuss how to improve the diversity, equity and inclusion of teaching, research, and service.

If you would like to connect with any of our committee members, feel free to email them or stop by their office hours. Office Hours are always available by zoom, and in-person hours are also available with members as-listed below. Zoom links and/or office locations are included in the calendar event details.


Submit feedback for the DEI Committee here

The DEI Committee wants to hear from you!  Please use the form linked above to anonymously submit feedback about your experience in the CSE department.


Committee Member Areas of Specialty / Interests

Gerald Soosai Raj

Committee Chair


 - Topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion

 - Applying to grad school

 - How to get involved in undergraduate research

 - How to be an effective TA/tutor

 - Overcoming failure

 - Dealing with imposter phenomenom

 - Outreach to school children

 - Anything else you want to chat about!

Barna Saha


 - K-12 Outreach

 - Undergraduate research experiences

 - Applying to grad school

 - Rising Stars in Data Science workshop - Focus on grad students from underrepresented groups

 - How to have a successful career

Jishen Zhao


 - Applying to grad school

 - Getting involved in research

 - ML for systems and systems for ML; computer architecture

Lovella Cacho


 - Campus EDI

 - Collective Impact Committee on Mentoring, Advising, and Coaching

 - Undergrad interdisciplinary research opportunities

 - DEI resources requests / General administration