Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Teaching Organization (DIRECTO)


Upcoming – SPRING 2020


DIRECTO Spring 20 Conversation #3: Identifying Diversity, Practicing Inclusion

Register here: https://bit.ly/Virtual-DIRECTO-5-20-20




2nd Annual Symposium News Article Friday, September 27th, 2019



DIRECTO enables ways to incorporate diversity and inclusion in research projects, teaching methods, and higher education life at FSU by

  • Offering a “safe-space” for individuals, groups, and the Tallahassee higher education community to feel comfortable to discuss issues surrounding diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Connecting people and initiatives on campus that can increase diversity and enhance equity and inclusion.

Our actions foster opened dialogue and help to move forward the quest for diversity and inclusion in higher education in Tallahassee. Please see here for DIRECTO's Program Brochure and Annual Report.



Meet our Committee*

Aisha Gallion - Ethnomusicology - Social Media Liaison

Christopher Collins - Social Work - Communications & Events Executive Board Member

Erika Fundelius - Education - Communications Coordinator 

Jennifer Baez - Art History - Strategic Goals Executive Board Member

Kimberly Burgess - Division of Undergraduate Studies - Outreach Coordinator 

Lisa Liseno - The Graduate School - Advisor

Rebecca Turk - Education - Secretary 

Susanna Antonielli - Law - Communications Liaison 

Valeria Rigabon - Psychology - Volunteer Coordinator & Member-at-Large

Vivianne Asturizaga - Ethnomusicology - Treasurer & Partnerships Executive Board Member



*Currently seeking a Web Development Liaison

*If you want to be part of our committee, email us at fsudirecto@gmail.com

Call for Proposals


DIRECTO cordially invites all students, faculty, alumni, and staff from FSU, FAMU, and TCC to submit proposals for  its

3nd Annual Symposium on Diversity & Inclusion in Research & Teaching 


"Diversity & Inclusion in Times of Crisis"


Sep 18th, 9 am – 5 pm 


Tentatively scheduled to take place at:

Turnbull Conference Center

555 W. Pensacola St. 

Tallahassee, Florida 32306


Submit Abstracts here https://bit.ly/DIRECTO-CFP-2020


Deadline for proposals:

 June 30th, 2020

DIRECTO’s Annual Fall Symposium seeks to promote constructive dialogue and provide participants opportunities to discuss issues surrounding diversity, inclusion, and equity. More importantly, we want attendees and participants to walk away from the event with tangible ways to promote diversity and foster inclusion in their research projects and teaching methods.

The symposium is supported by the President’s Council on Diversity & Inclusion, the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Division of Student Affairs, the Congress of Graduate Students (COGS), and the Graduate School at Florida State University.

Interested parties should submit a 150-250-word abstract describing a breakout session or poster that addresses a specific element of diversity and inclusion and how it relates to teaching and/or research. Participants are encouraged to think “outside-the-box” for their presentation structure and review suggestions for presentation formats here




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