Diversity at Scripps

The diversity of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance among students, faculty, and staff at Scripps Institution of Oceanography strengthens our institution and our mission.

Interdisciplinary research collaborations advancing human understanding of Earth systems benefit from the diverse talents and backgrounds of team members from all over the world. Scripps researchers serve on panels and commissions charged with analyzing complex global problems and generating solutions, where heterogeneity of perspectives and expertise is understood as a critical asset. Scripps also recognizes the value of basic science literacy across the socioeconomic spectrum, and actively seeks opportunities to engage diverse audiences in learning about what we do.

Our diversity officers are Lihini Aluwihare and Ken Hall.


Jane Willenbring in the field in Antarctica

A Scientist’s Life: Jane Willenbring
Geologist studies 'the science of scenery'

Students learn about circuits in a classroom.

Sally Ride Science Junior Academy Offers Summer STEAM Adventures
Junior Academy instructors include graduate students and educators from Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Scripps biological oceanographer Lisa Levin

Scripps Biological Oceanographer Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Lisa Levin a pioneer in observing the consequences of diminishing supply of oxygen in the deep ocean

Major Charles Bolden Jr. speaks with Scripps students.

Flying into Scripps with Major General Charles Frank Bolden Jr.
Former NASA Administrator visits Scripps to accept the 2017 Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest; engages with students to inspire scientific and global change

Q&A with Charles Bolden, Former NASA Administrator and Astronaut
Bolden to receive Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest and deliver a presentation at a free public event at Scripps Oceanography October 17