The Plan for Pitt: Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Jariatu Stallone
Applying for scholarships can be intimidating, but Pitt-Bradford biology and pre-med student Jariatu Stallone found a perfect opportunity, thanks to her background with HIV/AIDS work in Sierra Leone and a tip from a resident advisor. The Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship will support her future efforts to combat the disease.
Clark Chilson
Clark Chilson, an associate professor who studies Buddhism and self-reflection, is one of a handful of scholars outside Japan studying Naikan—a form of structured meditation for thinking about relationships.
Gina Garcia
Gina Garcia, assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, has been elected to the board of directors...
Group of students standing at a table playing Jenga
An 18-year-old may have thousands of “friends” on social media, but feel hopelessly alone the first time they set foot on a college campus. It’s a problem common to many incoming first-year students or others new to campus. But Pitt and its current students have solutions to offer.
Jenna Baron standing on a walkway on a bridge in the city of Pittsburgh. Wearing denim jacket and red shirt. The bridge is painted yellow.
For the children of refugees and immigrants settling throughout the United States, the new way of life can feel very foreign. Pitt alumna Jenna Baron — through her nonprofit Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education — is finding ways to make them feel that they are truly where they belong.
Kathy Monangai portrait, standing in front of pharmacy building at Pitt
Kathy Monangai may not have wanted to become a pharmacist upon enrolling at the University of Pittsburgh, but since switching to Pitt’s School of Pharmacy, she has been carving a path of leadership excellence and was recently elected as the Student National Pharmaceutical Association’s national vice president. Monangai said she wants to help children in a pharmaceutical setting as a professional.