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.


Scripps grad students Nicolas Blanc, Erica Ferrer, Garfield Kwan, and Sara Rivera will be attending SACNAS 2018.

Scripps Oceanography Attends the 2018 SACNAS Conference
Q&A with four Scripps graduate students who will be attending the SACNAS Conference, an annual gathering that fosters diversity in science

Graduate student Rishi Sugla visits the salt flats of Jujuy, Argentina.

Scripps Student Spotlight: Rishi Sugla
Geosciences graduate student uses interdisciplinary skillset to study Earth’s ancient oxygen levels

A student conducts research on a ship.

Scripps Student Spotlight: Alyssa Griffin
Graduate student studies the impact of changing ocean chemistry on coral reefs

Photo of the Week: Special Delivery
Stamp honoring Sally Ride unveiled at UC San Diego

Scripps grad student Leticia Cavole

Scripps Student Spotlight: Leticia Cavole
Marine biology graduate student is studying the effects of climate change on fish growth