In the Holland Group, we believe that diversity makes the scientific community stronger, and we are committed to working toward an inclusive environment where group members are judged only on the quality of our scientific thinking, ability to generate new ideas and back them up, and passion for scientific progress. For many years, academia has suffered by implicitly or explicity marginalizing groups such as people of color, first-generation college students, women, and LGBTQ+ people. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other underrepresented groups.
We are committed to eliminating discrimination in any way we can. Implicit bias is a challenge that we must recognize and battle constantly in order to be fair to everyone, and we regularly revisit our group protocols in order to minimize its influence. Many group members also contribute to supporting a diverse society by engaging in outreach activities that impact the culturally and racially diverse New Haven area.