Dr. Dij is a health equity leader.
As the inaugural Faculty Advisor for the Chi Chi chapter of Beta Beta Beta, a National Biological Sciences Honor Society, Dr. Dij supports students as they p
Dr. Dij is a higher education leader.
As the inaugural Faculty Advisor for the Chi Chi chapter of Beta Beta Beta, a National Biological Sciences Honor Society, Dr. Dij supported students as they planned signature scholarly events for the academic year, including midterm and finals study sessions, faculty and student research seminars, abstracts for district and national Beta Beta Beta research conferences, research proposals for grant competitions, Women in Science Teas, and outreach events with a local elementary school.
As the inaugural Faculty Advisor to Lafayette LEADERS (Leadership and Enrichment Academy for Diverse Emerging Researchers and Scientists), she builds community with underrepresented STEM majors, including students of color and first-generation students. Dr. Dij supports LEADERS as they grow their scientific identities across natural science and engineering departments through professional development workshops, academic support programs, and social activities. www.instagram.com/laf.leaders
Lafayette LEADERS is working to build inclusive and supportive community for STEM students of color
Previously, Dr. Dij was Founder and CEO of Junior Research Scholars, Inc (JRS). JRS was a science mentorship, college-readiness, and career-readiness nonprofit organization for disadvantaged youth in Baltimore City. Collectively, 18 mentees participated in 11 scientific competitions, winning a combined 23 ranked spots and special awards over a three year period. Today several of these scholars are in STEM fields.