Welcome to the ASLO DEIJ Forum. ASLO has created this forum as a think-tank to discuss and exchange on topics related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice as a way to increase our support to members who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC in the US) as well as other underrepresented groups and equip allies with the tools needed to expand, embrace and welcome diversity across the full spectrum of the aquatic sciences.
My name is Leslie Townsell and I am your forum moderator. Currently, I’m a graduate student in the Marine Science department at UGA working on climate change research with oysters. You can learn more about me here.