Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council

Members of the ITGC JEDI Council


ITGC is committed to addressing issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) within the ITGC program and beyond, into the broader cryospheric community. 

Although equity and diversity measures were not part of our programme's original scope, members of ITGC formed a committee of representatives from each of our nine projects that includes a diversity of career stage, gender identity, and people from the UK, US and beyond. This JEDI Council has a common desire to foster a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community within each research team, across the ITGC, and broadly to the Antarctic and cryospheric sciences communities. To this end, we hired a diversity consultant who began addressing the challenges we have identified and providing us with skills in conversation and inclusion exercises. Along with trainings, assessments, and skill-building on diversity issues, a main focus is guiding our community through establishing agreed-upon community norms and values for use in daily research and interactions and in the deep field.

We appreciate the support of our funding agencies, the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the UK National Environment Research Council (NERC), who value the need for addressing JEDI issues within the polar sciences.

Our team members:

Andrew Hoffman (GHOST)
Anna Crawford (DOMINOS)
Asmara Lehrmann (THOR)
Athena Dinar (SCO)
Benjamin Yeager (MELT)
Betsy Sheffield (SCO)
Brent Goehring (GHC)
David Vaughan (SCO)
Elizabeth Case (GHOST)
Emily Schwans (GHOST)
Emma Smith (TIME)
Erin Pettit (TARSAN)
Jeremy Bassis (DOMINOS)
Jonathan Kingslake (GHOST)
Julia Wellner (THOR)
Kate Koons (USAP)
Keir Nichols (GHC)
Leilani Henry (JEDI consultant)
Lizzy Clyne (GHOST)
Margie Turrin (SCO)
Marianne Karplus (TIME)
Patricia Yager (ARTEMIS)
Rebecca Minzoni (THOR)
Robert Hall (TARSAN)
Rosie Williams (MELT)
Samina Ouda (USAP)
Sebastian Rosier (PROPHET)
Sridhar Anandakrishnan (GHOST & MELT)
T.J. Young (TIME)
Ted Scambos (SCO & TARSAN)