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In alignment with the core mission of the University of California, the Earth Research Institute aims to foster an academic climate that not only celebrates diversity but also actively dismantles institutional and systemic barriers to diversity. We understand that exposure to diverse backgrounds, viewpoints, and ideas enriches one’s academic and personal experience and we aspire to make our research unit one in which all students and researchers feel welcomed, included, and supported. We are committed to promoting the academic and professional growth of individuals from historically disadvantaged backgrounds through equity, community building, and campus advocacy—values that we hope all our affiliated faculty, researchers, and staff will advance throughout their broader communities.