Diversity Oversight Committee

The IEEE Photonics Society established a Diversity Oversight Committee to ensure that the global diversity of the community in which the Society serves is represented in all aspects of the organization. The Society is committed to continually taking steps to diversify the array of individuals and perspectives building and leading the photonics technology of tomorrow.

Click Here to learn more about the IEEE Photonics Society "Commitment to Diversity". 

Diversity Oversight ChairClick for role description

Niamh Kavanagh portrait
Niamh Kavanagh
Diversity Oversight Chair Term: 2020 - 2022
Scientific Consultant

AVP Women in PhotonicsClick for role description

Deepa  Venkitesh portrait
Deepa Venkitesh
AVP Women in Photonics Term: 2021 - 2023
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

AVP Multicultural OutreachClick for role description

Mónica  Rico Martinez portrait
Mónica Rico Martinez
AVP Multicultural Outreach Term: 2021 - 2023
Telecommunications Consultant

AVP of Young ProfessionalsClick for role description

Akhil Kallepalli portrait
Akhil Kallepalli
AVP of Young Professionals Term: 2021 - 2023
University of Glasgow

Elected Board MemberClick for role description

Yanne Chembo portrait
Yanne Chembo
Elected Board Member Term: 2021 - 2023
University of Maryland
Michelle Sander portrait
Michelle Sander
Elected Board Member Term: 2021 - 2022
Boston University

Staff Support

Community Outreach & Development Manager
Lauren Mecum-Smith