Inclusion Agents

Inclusion Agents are undergraduate student staff members that promote a welcoming and inclusive environment in the College of Engineering. Inclusion Agents work individually and as a team to design and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) workshops, events, and programs for undergraduate students that foster a sense of belonging. Inclusion Agents also help coordinate the MESA Tutoring program for 5th-12th graders that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields.  

Applications are open for the 2021-22 Inclusion Agent team! Learn more about the position and application process here

Read more about one of the Inclusion Agent's work during her college career: An agent for inclusion in engineering

Do you have an idea for a DEI program or are you interested in collaborating with the Inclusion Agents? Please reach out to  

Inclusion Agents hold weekly office hours for students to share concerns, talk about resources, build community or just chat! Times are listed next to each Inclusion Agent. Join office hours here. 

Meet the 2020-21 Inclusion Agents: 

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Eritrea Ande 

Junior, Chemical Engineering  

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

About Eritrea: My interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion stems from how diverse representation yields more equitable systems that will foster future innovations! In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis. 

Office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 am. Join here.


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Roy Huang 

Sophomore, Electrical Engineering 

Hometown: Beijing, China 

About Roy: I think it's important to improve the equity among diversity for our school as well as the society. I'd like to help more students to feel like they belong to the College of Engineering and the campus. 

Office hours: Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:30 pm. Join here.




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Aileen Ponce 

Senior, Biomedical Engineering 

Hometown: Waukegan, Illinois 

About Aileen: I’m an RA for the People in Engineering (PIE) Living Learning Community. I really like hiking! 

Office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 pm. Join here.


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Rebecca Ricke 

Sophomore, Computer Science and Engineering 

Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa 

About Rebecca: I am studying Computer Science and Engineering at Iowa, along with a minor in Political Science on the Pre-Law Track to pursue a career in Patent Law. I am the second of my three sisters to study engineering at Iowa! 

Office hours: Mondays from 4:30-6:30pm. Join here.