Advocates and Allies Advisory Board (A3B)

The Advocates and Allies Advisory Board (A3B) is a group of women, minorities, and gender diverse individuals who work with the NSF-funded ADVANCE team to guide and advise the Advocates Team. Guidance comes in the form of communicating and prioritizing issues that women, minorities, and gender diverse individuals experience at Michigan Tech that impede their career growth and success.  Guidance and oversight also come in the form of structuring and directing the education of the Advocates via published resources and lived experiences, the best topics, and approaches for the Advocates.

When advocating for policies and practices, the goal is that the A3B and Advocates will work closely together with the goal that well-intentioned ideas translate into policies and practices that most effectively achieve the goals of equity.

Chair

Audra Morse, PE, BCEE, F.ASCE

  • Department, Chair, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Faculty Advisor, Built World Enterprise

Advisory Board

Stephanie Carpenter

  • Assistant Professor, Creative Writing

Libby Meyer

  • Senior Lecturer, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Director, Music Composition Program

Aurenice Oliveira

  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Rebecca Ong

  • Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Jill Patterson

  • Manager

Judith Perlinger

  • Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Melanie Watkins, PE

  • Research Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering