About the AGU Ethics and Equity Center

The AGU Ethics and Equity Center addresses the issues of bias, harassment and discrimination by curating and sharing resources for cultivating a diverse, equitable and inclusive scientific community. The Center also works to encourage responsible conduct in science and provide the leading best practices and tools so that all in the Earth and space science community are welcomed and better equipped to succeed. 

Led by AGU, the Ethics and Equity Center benefits from partnerships with the societies and organizations listed below. As a global association supporting 130,000 enthusiasts and experts in Earth and space sciences, AGU ethics, diversity and inclusion are paramount to its mission, and are key elements in the AGU Strategic Plan.

AGU works to advance solution-based science and discoveries that accelerate knowledge and inform actions that are ethical, unbiased and respectful of communities and their practices. AGU’s programs include scholarly publishing, convening virtual and in-person events and providing support for students and scientists at all stages of their careers.

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Meet our team

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Billy Williams

AGU Executive Vice President, Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Ashanti Edwards

AGU Director, Diversity and Inclusion

Aixa Alemán-Díaz

Aixa Alemán-Díaz

AGU Senior Program Manager, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Brielle Bennett

Brielle Bennett

AGU Senior Program Specialist, Diversity and Inclusion

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Sarah Dedej

AGU Senior Program Manager, Publications

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Mia Ricci

AGU Director of Publications Operations

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Pranoti Asher

AGU Assistant Director, Grants & Education Programs


National Center for Professional & Research Ethics, the American Geosciences Institute, the Association for Women Geoscientists, the Carnegie Institution for Science, the Earth Science Women’s Network, the Ecological Society of America, the Geological Society of America and the International Association for Promoting Geoethics.

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The American Geosciences Institute supports geoscientists and plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education.

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The Carnegie Institution for Science is an organization in the U.S. that funds and performs scientific research.

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The Ecological Society of America is the world’s largest organization of ecological scientists and professionals.

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The Association for Women Geoscientists aims to expand women’s participation in geoscience and introduce girls and young women to geoscience careers.


The International Association for Promoting Geoethics is a multidisciplinary, scientific platform for widening the discussion and creating awareness about problems of Ethics applied to the Geosciences.

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The Geological Society of America is a professional scientific society with members from academia, government, and industry in more than 100 countries.


The Earth Science Women’s Network is an organization dedicated to career development, peer mentoring and community building for women in the geosciences.

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The National Center for Professional & Research Ethics creates and shares resources to develop better ethics and leadership practices.

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The Oceanography Society advances oceanographic research, technology, and education, to disseminate knowledge of oceanography and its application through research and education.

Become a partner or share resources

Join us! AGU is seeking organizations and institutions that promote diversity, ethics and inclusion practices.

Partners are expected to support efforts such as:

  1. Developing and promoting educational workshops and trainings.
  2. Implementing climate assessment tools that allow benchmarking and comparative studies.
  3. Distributing data management tools supporting studies to address the impacts of diversity, ethics and inclusion practices.
  4. Developing best practices resources and trainings to address the issues of diversity and inclusion in science.

If you are interested in becoming a partner with the AGU Ethics and Equity Center or would like to share resources with the Center, please complete the form below.

Become A Partner


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