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About Us

The ARC Network works to achieve STEM equity in academia.

Our Mission

Seeking STEM faculty equity.

25.7%
tenured women faculty in STEM
5.1%
women of color non-tenure track faculty in STEM
2.3%
women of color tenure track faculty in STEM
T

he ARC Network strives to advance equity nationally by facilitating the adoption and implementation of evidence-based systemic initiatives by institutions of higher education and other STEM organizations that affect those in STEM workplaces.

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The ARC Network will facilitate authentic, intentional dialogue between researchers and practitioners, connect inclusiveness to organizational principles and practices, and account for and incorporate intersectional perspectives throughout our work.

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Executive Team

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Executive Team

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Heather Metcalf, PhD

PI for the ARC Network
Director of Research at WEPAN
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Ershela Sims, PhD

Co-PI for the ARC Network
Executive Director and CEO at WEPAN
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Rochelle L. Williams, PhD

Co-PI for the ARC Network
Executive Director at Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity; President-Elect of WEPAN
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Stephani Page, PhD

Co-PI for the ARC Network
Director of Strategic Initiatives at WEPAN
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Tiffany Smith, PhD

Co-PI for the ARC Network
Director of Research and Career Support at AISES
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Washington, DC 20036
(720) 943-4587

Meet Our Amazing Staff

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Community Librarian

Bethany Farmer, MS

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Associate director of Marketing and Communications

Ashley Garcia, JD, MS

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Project Director

Virginia Rhodes, MS

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Operations and Database Associate

Elizabeth Scire, MS

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Meet Our Advisory Team

Prior Committee Member
Heather Metcalf, PhD
WEPAN
Co-Chair of the Research Board
Prior Committee Member
Tiffany Smith, PhD
AISES: Advancing Indigenous People in STEM
Co-Chair of the Research Board
Prior Committee Member
Nizhoni Chow-Garcia
California State University Monterey Bay
Prior Committee Member
Leslie Gonzales
University of Arizona
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Kimberly Griffin, PhD
University of Maryland – College Park
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Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup, DHSc
Ohio University
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Joan Herbers, PhD
Ohio State University
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Nuria Jaumot-Pascual
TERC
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Roman Liera
Montclair State University
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Allison Mattheis, PhD
California State University, Los Angeles
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Frieda McAlear
Kapor Center
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Sarah Rodriguez
Virginia Tech
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Sunshine Shepherd
Idaho National Laboratory
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Stephani Page, PhD
WEPAN
Chair of the External Advisory Committee
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Erika Tatiana Camacho
University of Texas at San Antonio
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Annmarie Caño
Gonzaga University
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Fay Cobb Payton
North Carolina State University
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Celeste Davis
American University
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Steve Desir
University of Southern California
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Gail Gasparich, PhD
Millersville University
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Carmen Maldonado-Vlaar
Universidad de Puerto Rico
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Errika Moore
STEM Funders Network
Prior Committee Member
Sunny Myers
Palo Alto Networks
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Aspen Omapang
Cornell University
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Aireale Rodgers
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Sonya Smith
Howard University
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Laureen Summers
AAAS
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Lisette Torres-Gerald
TERC
Prior Committee Member
Rochelle Williams, PhD
Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity
Chair of the Communities of Practice Committee
Prior Committee Member
Jess Bennett
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
Prior Committee Member
Brianna Blaser, PhD
DO-IT, University of Washington
Prior Committee Member
Maddie Habeck
AISES: Advancing Indigenous People in STEM
Prior Committee Member
Erin Lynch
QEM Network
Prior Committee Member
Kelly Mack, PhD
Society of STEM Women of Color, Inc.
Prior Committee Member
Kayla Martensen
ADVANCE Journal, Oregon State University
Prior Committee Member
Dayna Martinez
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Prior Committee Member
Lilian Martinez
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
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Roberta Rincon, PhD
Society of Women Engineers
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Iris Wagstaff
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Prior Committee Member
Tyrslai Williams
Louisiana State University
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