As Education Development Specialist at the University of Rochester, Indrani developed programming to support diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. As part of this effort she worked on several events and trainings to help instructors explore issues such as implicit bias and privilege and explore strategies they can use to create more inclusive learning environments. Some of this work includes:
1. A panel discussion between faculty and students from the River Campus and Medical Center discussing their experiences with diversity in the classroom.
3. A 7 week Inclusive Teaching Learning Community (May-June 2016) where participants explored issues of identity in the classroom through online group discussions leading up to an in-person one day event with workshops that outlined strategies teachers can use in designing and teaching their courses. The program ended with a full day workshop with Dr. Heather Hackman, an expert in Social Justice Education.
4. Forming a student group that includes undergraduate and graduate students from the school of Arts, Science and Engineering and the Medical Center to support each other and explore issues such as imposter syndrome and feminist perspectives in science.
5. Co-facilitating a workshop with the National Coalition Building Institute to help instructors navigate controversial classroom discussions.