Get Involved

If you are interested in joining this network, including updates on our activities, please add your contact info to our mailing list

Follow our Student Advisory Board on Instagram and X (Twitter) @UnideSab.

Help expand the network: Please let other faculty members and students know about UNIDE! Send us names of people you think might be interested, please contact Maria Miriti (

Other ways to get involved

Contribute to a syllabi review study

My name is Ava McLeod and I am an undergraduate researcher for UNIDE. This summer, I am reviewing the trends and gaps in EE syllabi across the country based on a co-developed rubric that centers diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI) as key criteria. Consequently, we are asking a diverse array of higher education institutions to assist us with the collection of syllabi for courses that dedicate 25% or more to teaching the environmental and ecological sciences for the 2018, 2019, 2022, and 2023 spring and fall semesters.

If you are willing to participate in this research project, please upload your documents to this link ASAP, which also includes a few survey questions. 

No syllabi that you or any other institution sends will be distributed outside of the UNIDE team nor will it be used as curriculum for any of our affiliated institutions. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email me at or my supervisors Ariel Rawson at and Amy Kulesza at Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Participate in individual interviews

We are recruiting participants 18 years of age or older to participate in one-on-one Zoom interviews regarding your sense of identity in your Ecology or Environmental (EE) field, aspects of your personal identity, your views on nature, and the influence of the academic context on your sense of belonging in your EE field. We anticipate that the one-on-one interview will take about one hour ​​to ​​complete. For more information about interviews visit the recruitment page or contact Dr. Ariel Rawson ( or Dr. Becky Mansfield (

Participate in focus groups (inactive)

The focus groups are not only a great way to contribute to our project but are also a way to get to know other members of UNIDE. We are conducting Zoom focus groups to investigate variation in sense of belonging in Ecology and Environmental Science (EE) fields both among those typically included and those underrepresented based on ethnicity or race. The focus groups investigate personal stories, shared experiences, and narratives of how individuals became interested in EE fields as well as personal and professional ideas about nature. We run separate groups for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. For more information about focus groups, please contact Amy Kulesza (