Our Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

Dr. Olson and the entire Cognitive Neuroscience lab is dedicated to creating a lab culture and research operations that welcome and celebrate diversity of all kinds. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and integrated environment for all students and participants. Additionally, we aim to support individuals from marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds and identities, including race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, ability, socioeconomic status, immigration status, and more. We encourage applicants of all identities to apply for volunteer and graduate student positions, as we strive to uphold a welcoming and supportive community for all students. 

In collaboration with Dr. Lisa Briand, Dr. Olson runs the Mid-Atlantic Neuroscience Diversity Scholars (MiNDS) program at Temple University. This program aims to bolster the number of underrepresented minority (URM) students within the neuroscience academic pipeline and build a foundation for URM students to succeed in graduate school and beyond.

To learn more about diversity at Temple, visit our institutional diversity website: https://diversity.temple.edu/