Joyce Yen

University of Washington

Director, UW ADVANCE, and Co-Director, BRAINS

Faculty Diversity Faculty Development DEI In STEM

I am a co-Director of the BRAINS program and the Director of the University of Washington (Seattle) ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change. Prior to joining UW ADVANCE, I was as assistant professor of Industrial Engineering at UW. In addition to the BRAINS program, I have been a leader in numerous other grant-funded projects to support and mentor STEM faculty, particularly early-career faculty, and to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in STEM. I have led many workshops, retreats, and trainings focused on diversity in STEM, bias in evaluation, cultural change in academia, and other related topics. I have also engaged with science philanthropy organizations to support their DEI efforts. My educational background includes a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan. I am a 2021 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM).

About Joyce


Seattle, Washington US