EQUID Committee

YSE students during MODs
Genora Givens
EQUID (Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity) Committee members meet regularly to discuss and define the school’s strategy for advancing diversity initiatives to create an inclusive school community.


Thomas Easley, Yolanda Quiñones


Kathy Douglas, Mahlet Garedew, Sergio Gomez, Diane Miranda, Hannah Peragine, Scott Rumage, Mike Slattery, Ben Walter


Gordon Geballe, Simon Queenborough


Loni Cantu, Deja Curtis, Joyita Ghose, Tevin Hamilton, Regina Harlig, Cameron Humphrey, Tiana Wilson

For questions about EQUID, please contact EQUID@yale.edu.

Meet the EQUID Student Committee Members

The EQUID Student Committee (Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity) with its inaugural year of 2014, are a group of six student employees who work closely with the Office of Community and Inclusion.  EQUID Students are the ambassadors of the YSE Community that address community needs which include, planning and designing programs to further enhance diversity and inclusion at YSE.  Students are tasked with collaborating with peers in the areas of community outreach, communications, event planning, research and creating a safe space for underrepresented groups.  If you have any questions please feel free to email your fellow EQUID Student Committee.
Cantu portrait
Loni Cantu ’20 Masters of Environmental Management Candidate
Loni is student specializing in ecosystems and land conservation management. I grew up in South Texas the youngest of 6 children.  My first “real” experience with nature was during my first job out of college. As a park guide at Grand Teton National Park, I was able to explore, discover, and teach about the natural world around me, for the first time in my life.  It was a great privilege to work at the Tetons, and it built a drive in me to support education and environmental opportunities for marginalized youth and communities.  I feel everyone should have access to parks, and opportunities to engage and connect with the outdoors. Since that first job, I have had a 7 year career journey through AmeriCorps, GeoCorps, Teach for America, and Peace Corps Fiji. The culmination of my past experiences has manifested into the dream of supporting high-need communities in building deeper more meaningful learning experiences, and to help promote a more peaceful relationship between society and our environment.  As a student representative of EQUID, I am very excited to support a more inclusive and empathetic learning space at YSE.