Diversity at Scripps

The diversity of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance among students, faculty, and staff at Scripps Institution of Oceanography strengthens our institution and our mission.

Interdisciplinary research collaborations advancing human understanding of Earth systems benefit from the diverse talents and backgrounds of team members from all over the world. Scripps researchers serve on panels and commissions charged with analyzing complex global problems and generating solutions, where heterogeneity of perspectives and expertise is understood as a critical asset. Scripps also recognizes the value of basic science literacy across the socioeconomic spectrum, and actively seeks opportunities to engage diverse audiences in learning about what we do.

Our diversity officers are Lihini Aluwihare and Ken Hall.


Scripps graduate student Jia Jia Zhang.

Scripps Student Spotlight: Jia Jia Zhang
Chemical biology graduate student is studying the biosynthesis of marine natural products

Scripps graduate student Alfredo Giron. Photo: Josh Stewart

Scripps Student Spotlight: Alfredo Giron
Oceanography graduate student is studying fishery sustainability in the Gulf of California

Scripps graduate student Tashiana Osborne.

Scripps Student Spotlight: Tashiana Osborne
Climate sciences graduate student studies the effects of atmospheric rivers on the western United States’ rain, snow, and water resources

2018 SURF Fellows

SURF Program 2018: Student Profiles
The 2018 SURF Fellows spent a summer conducting research and gaining insight in careers in science at Scripps Oceanography

Scripps Oceanography alumna Ayana Elizabeth Johnson.

Around the Pier: Fighting for the Ocean
Scripps Oceanography alumna Ayana Elizabeth Johnson returns to campus to discuss her ocean conservation work grounded in social justice