Department Life Committee

The Department Life Committee (DLC) is an LPL-based group consisting of faculty members, research scientists, and graduate students.


The main focus of the DLC is to assure and maintain a welcoming and equitable working environment for those working in planetary science at the University of Arizona. We meet as a group a few times per semester as needed to discuss the general state of and feelings within the planetary science department. Primarily, our discussion resides around issues that have been brought to our attention by members of the department, and we seek to provide safe, impactful, and useful solutions to these problems where possible. Anyone in the Department is welcome to bring issues of concern to any member of the DLC, and we will try to resolve the problem and/or direct the person to appropriate Department and University resources.

DLC Members

Jeff is an Associate Professor at LPL; he is the DLC chair for 2021-2022.

Pierre is an Assistant Professor, serving on the DLC for a second year.

Jessica, an Assistant Professor, is serving for a second year on the DLC.

Rachel is a fourth-year PTYS graduate student and is serving on the DLC for a second year.

Amy is the Academic Advisor for the Department of Planetary Sciences. This is her first year on the Department Life Committee.