Claudia von Vacano in Daily Cal

21 Mar, 2019

Claudia von Vacano in Daily Cal

The UC Berkeley Division of Data Sciences partnered with the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group of the Berkeley Institute for Data Science to host an informational data research event on campus. The purpose of the event was to have an open conversation between students and staff on diversity in the field.

A panel, moderated by Claudia von Vacano, featured graduate students Ijeamaka Anyene, Kennedy Agwamba and Kellie Ottoboni, who spoke about their experiences in technological and scientific research as members of different underrepresented communities throughout their undergraduate and graduate careers.

With topics ranging from "imposter syndrome" to feeling intimidated to talk to their professors, the conversation was was am important step in highlighting issues around diversity here at Cal.

To read more about the discussion in the panel, see here!