Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace, with the insights, abilities and experiences that only a representative team can deliver.
Hudson Freeze, Alessandra Sacco, Luca Caputo in front of Pride Flag on Sanford Burnham Prebys campus


The DEI Council develops and oversees the Institute’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. Our mission is to cultivate a diverse and inclusive workplace, promote institute-wide awareness of DEI best practices, and continuously monitor our progress toward these goals.


To Discover Better together with the insights, abilities, and experiences that only a diverse and inclusive team can deliver.

The Council is composed of three committees and a team: Education and Training, Learning, Recruitment and the Cancer Center DEI Team. Together, we strive to maintain an equitable environment where our faculty, trainees and staff can thrive.  

DEI Council Members

Angelica Rocha, Ph.D.

Guy Salvesen, Ph.D.

Araceli Ambert, M.P.A.

Rowland Eaden

Kenny Venegas

Adrienne Crown, J.D.

Maximiliano D’Angelo, Ph.D.

Upcoming initiatives

Please check back for updates on upcoming initiatives.

Suggestions and concerns

Submit your anonymous DEI-related suggestions and concerns here.



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