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Microbiome research is discussed in individual terms, but individuals are shaped by the society they live in. To improve health outcomes, these societies should be included in research.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Dr. Greetchen Díaz recounts her experiences in microbiology and emphasizes the need for more Hispanic champions who support the new generations of Hispanic scientists and their communities.
Educators can positively impact DEI in classrooms with small changes like staying current on DEI issues, modifying syllabi to be DEI-centered and creating safe spaces for students and colleagues.