Welcome to the online supplement to the special issue of Oceanography magazine on Building Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Ocean Sciences. In this supplement, we present a series of one-page autobiographical sketches written by ocean scientists from diverse backgrounds. In these sketches we learn what the scientists do, the challenges they have faced, and what they find rewarding about their work. By including these personal journeys, the autobiographical sketches complement the many articles in the special issue that describe programs that focus on building diversity, equity, and inclusion in the ocean sciences and the lessons the leaders of those programs have learned as they have attempted to address structural and cultural obstacles encountered by underrepresented and marginalized scholars.
Kappel, E.S., B. Cuker, C. Garza, D. Gibson, C. Martinez, W.F. Todd, and C. Xu, eds. 2023. Building Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Ocean Sciences Autobiographical Sketches: A Supplement to the December 2023 Oceanography Special Issue. Oceanography 36(4) Supplement, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2023.36-4-supplement.
Supplement Guest Editors
• Ben Cuker, Hampton University
• Corey Garza, University of Washington
• Deidre Gibson, Hampton University
• Catalina Martinez, NOAA Ocean Exploration
• Wendy F. Todd, University of Minnesota Duluth
• Cassie Xu, formerly with Columbia Climate School, Columbia University