Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Undergraduate Committee

The College of Health and Human Sciences seeks student input on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through a newly developed HHS Student DEI Committee that will continue the college’s efforts in creating a more inclusive environment. The committee will include undergraduate students across HHS majors and with diverse backgrounds, and participation offers students opportunities to identify needs for the college, share ideas, develop resources, and build leadership and communication skills. The committee is chaired by Tammy Conard-Salvo, HHS Assistant Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 

2021-2022 Committee Members 

Ryker Bond

Ryker Bond is from Lagrange, Indiana and is pursuing a degree in Health and Human Sciences on a pre-medicine track. Currently he is involved in undergraduate research, working with the Freeman laboratory. He is also a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. Ryker enjoys spending most of his free time with his two dogs, Callie and Harper. He is looking forward to helping serve on the DEI Committee and helping to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Madison Chin

I am a student from Milton, Massachusetts majoring in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. I am proud to be biracial; I identify as both Chinese and Cape Verdean. I love baking, swimming, helping people, and learning about new things! 


Sydney DeCubelli

I am a junior studying psychological science with minors in sociology, human development family studies, and forensic science with the hope to go into criminal behavioral analysis. I’m from Minnesota, so I love playing hockey and snowboarding! I am also very passionate about DEI and working to make sure those who are underrepresented in my community have a voice, and are receiving appropriate opportunities for success.

Lauren Gehrig

Hi! My name is Lauren Gehrig and I am a junior majoring in Financial Counseling and Planning and minoring in Management. I am the upcoming Vice President of the Purdue Chapter of the Financial Planners Association, and a member of the Student Leadership Committee for the Corec. I am so excited to be on this committee and I can't wait to get started!

Jordan Harris

Jordan Harris is a senior double majoring in Brain and Behavioral Sciences and Spanish Language and Culture. She is from South Bend, IN and a part of several organizations dedicated to increasing Diversity and Inclusion in the College of Health and Human Sciences. 

Deven Hawkins

I am Deven Hawkins a sophomore in the nursing program and my home town is Chicago, Illinois. I chose to be a part of the DEI to create and up hold a diverse, equal, and inclusive environment within HHS & Purdue.

Karen Hernandez-Huesca

I am a sophomore majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics and plan on going to PA school after Purdue. I enjoy traveling, working out, and meeting new people.

Samantha Ky

My name is Sami Ky, and I am a sophomore here at Purdue studying Biomedical Health sciences with a premed concentration. I am also double minoring in sociology and dance. A little bit more about me: I am team supervisor for BGR 2022 and I will be studying abroad in Italy this summer. While in Italy, I will be researching Women's Sexual and Reproductive health. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, eating way too much ice cream, and supporting my favorite boilermaker teams from the stands. I am looking forward to serving on your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee!

Yumi Mayes

I am a freshman from Fishers, Indiana. My major is Kinesiology with a Minor in Japanese

Ariana Najera

Ariana Najera is from Northwest Indiana! Ariana is a junior studying Public Health with a concentration in epidemiology. After she graduates, she plans to attend PA school in Arizona. Ariana currently works as a pharmacy technician, is a part of the Latino Student Union and an ambassador for the college of Health and Human Science. 

Mide Oriyomi

My name is Mide Oriyomi. I am a junior at Purdue studying psychological sciences. I am a member of the women’s basketball team and the SAAC. I am from Houston but grew up in Ontario Canada.

Riley Schellingerhout

Bio coming shortly.