Diversity in the Graduate Program

Diversity is a reality in the world and in our American society. MU values this diversity because it is inherent in our institutional values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. Valuing diversity grows out of respect for others and for self, despite our differences. Honoring diversity is required in order for us to carry out our institutional responsibility and moral obligation to all the citizens of Missouri. Being open to diversity is essential for discovery because what we ourselves know is not all that is. Welcoming diversity is integral to achieving excellence, since without it our own views and opinions are not challenged and honed. (from the MU Values Committee)


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Sonia Giron

Sonia Giron was a recipient of the Graduate Excellence in Diversity Award. The Committee for Diversity and Inclusion noted Sonia's efforts and interests.

Sonia's work as a student fellow at the Cambio Center and her research on the influence of cultural factors on well-being clearly demonstrate her commitment to working with immigrant and Latinx communities. I'm sure she will continue her great work in her post-doctoral position.  Sonia is clearly dedicated to enhancing our understanding of racial disparities, which shines in her research and mentorship.