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The Courage to Escape

Wright, Dawn J.

This is an invited presentation of an Oregon State University DEI-related seminar series during Winter Term 2022 called RESET (Radical Earth Science Equity Transformations) with the intent of helping the Oregon State University College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) community to become more culturally competent, empathetic, and self-aware. Courtesy CEOAS Professor of Geography and Oceanography Dawn Wright reflects on her experience as a woman of color within the geosciences, shares the story of how she got into GIS as well as advice on navigating through the broader GIS/spatial data science world of today, share some formative experiences and insights since moving full-time to Esri, including work-life balance (with LEGO bricks), and lead a discussion on increasing diversity in the Earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences.

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