Commitment to Diversity

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is dedicated to the integration of groups of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences. Our Mission is to provide access to inclusive education and showcase how our diverse community provides enriching perspectives to develop creative solutions to real-world challenges. We affirm our commitment to foster a learning environment that encourages open expression within a climate of civility, sensitivity, and mutual respect, so that students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and perspectives may thrive.

Bioengineering Department Diversity Committee

Jenny Amos, Teaching associate professor
Lily Barghi, undergraduate student
Rashid Bashir, Grainger Distinguished Chair and department head
Kelly Cross, Visiting research scientist
Jamil Ghannam, graduate student
Jenny Ehrnthaller, Associate director of operations
Kris Kilian, Associate professor and Diversity Committee chair
Andres Orr, undergraduate student
Gelson Pagandiaz, graduate student
Carlos Renteria, graduate student
Parijat Sengupta, Research assistant professor
Krista Smith, Graduate programs coordinator
Sandra Liliana Arias Suarez, graduate student
Brad Sutton, Professor


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