Current Fellows

2020 - 2021 Diversity, Equity, & Community Engagement Fellows 

Dan BustillosDan Bustillos

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing & Health Studies

Project: Our Community’s Access to Washington’s Charity Health Care System

The fellowship will help in developing community partnerships and establish curricular programs and resources at UW Bothell that will assess and enhance community access to Washington State’s charity health care system—especially for communities with high concentrations of people with limited English proficiency (LEP). The project will accomplish this by appraising healthcare institutions’ compliance with applicable laws and commitments, and advocating for reform. Dan Bustillos, in collaboration with the School of Nursing & Health Studies at UW Bothell and partners like Washington State Coalition for Language Access (WASCLA), Washington Community Action Network (WA CAN) and Columbia Legal Services (CLS), will address issues such as patients not receiving care to which they are entitled because of discriminatory hospital policies and practices. 

Cynthia ChangCynthia Chang

Associate Professor
School of School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics 

Course: STEM Majors for Social Justice 

Ongoing and recent global, national, and local events have highlighted the need for scientists to participate in social justice to address systemic inequities that exist in our society. As scientists, STEM majors are uniquely poised to use their scientific training and knowledge to tackle social injustice. This course offers an opportunity for students to examine social justice topics relevant to their own lives and studies, and participate in student-driven social justice activism of their choosing. This course is designed to be a “D” course and fulfil Diversity requirements for all majors (including STEM majors). 

Ching-In ChenChing-In Chen

Assistant Professor
School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Project: Creatively responding to environmental justice challenges in Eco-Justice: Writing the World

This fellowship will seek to expand students’ creative ability to understand and respond to issues of environmental justice. Within Ching-In Chen’s Eco-Justice: Writing the World course, students will be “conspirator-generators”, collectively imagining a speculative future world, including community cultural and legal norms around education, economy, government, hierarchy and inequality. Using the speculative world as a seed, conspirator-generators collaborate to “remember” origin stories for their specific neighborhoods and communities (which live in the speculative future world) through individual and collaborative writing, movement and performance as well as develop individual avatars to navigate this world.

Paola Rodriguez HidalgoPaola Rodriguez Hidalgo

Assistant Professor
School of School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics 

Course: BPHYS 101 Introduction to Astronomy

BPHYS 101 Introduction to Astronomy is a lower division general education (GE) course offered by the Physical Sciences Division is taught by Paola Rodriguez Hidalgo. It includes goals such as acquiring basic astronomical knowledge and exhibiting clear communication skills. This fellowship looks to meet the university’s newer goals of inclusivity, equity and diversity by integrating a Community-Based learning project within the BPHYS 101 Introduction to Astronomy course. In this project, Paola asks students to educate and reach different audiences to teach them concepts of astronomy using their communication skills to deliver effective information. Through the integration of CBL Paola hopes to have their students become role models for children in low-income schools and make astronomical knowledge more accessible.

Michele B. PriceMichele B. Price

Assistant Teaching Professor
School of School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics 

Course: The Diversity of Sex

200 Level- B Bio- The Diversity of Sex (Spring 2021) will include evolutionary analysis of reproductive behavior, taking a comparative approach among animals, including humans, to better understand our own sexuality and behavior in a biological context.  Topics will include scientific processes, evolution, sexual behavior, reproductive biology, and diversity with respect to sexual orientation, reproductive strategies, and gender identity.

Min TangMin Tang

Assistant Teaching Professor
School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Course: BIS 235 Critical Media Literacy

Through the collaboration between the Northshore School District and Min Tang’s BIS 235 Critical Media Literacy course, students will reflect on and critique media representations in relation to identity politics. Students will engage in a project in which they will pitch media education workshop ideas to a panel of judges from the Northshore School District (NSD), and later present their workshops both in high school classrooms and at the Students of Color Conference in Spring 2020. This project will also expand on NSD’s newly launched ethnic studies curriculum.  This course project is designed to: (re)educate students, both from UWB and local high schools, on issues of stereotyping and under-/mis-representation in media, engage students with media education and public advocacy for diversity and equity, empower minority students through critically evaluating popular cultural artifacts, and bridge classroom teaching and learning to practices.

Ursula ValdezUrsula Valdez 

School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Martha Groom 

School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

David Stokes

ProfessorMartha Groom
School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Sara Maxwell

Assistant Professor
School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Courses: Conservation and Restoration Science

Several instructors in IAS within the Conservation and Restoration Science major are interested in David Stokesadvancing their courses to formal 'D' Diversity courses. Major courses already incorporate elements, but faculty would like to codify and advance the diversity elements to meet and exceed university requirements. The faculty propose to work collaboratively, sharing relevant content, ideas and structures within several courses including BES 485 Conservation Biology; BIS 480 International Study Abroad; BIS 459 Conservation and Sustainable Development; BIS 458 Energy, Environment Sara Maxwelland Society; BIS 390 Ecology and the Environment; BIS 306 Marine Diversity and Conservation, and BIS 243 Introduction to Environmental Issues. 

Past CBLR Fellows


2016 - 2020


2011 - 2015


2006 - 2010