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, is serving for the 2023-2024 year.

Jessica, an Assistant Professor, is serving for a fourth year on the DLC; she is the DLC chair for 2023-2024.

Veronica is an Associate Research Professor, serving on the DLC for 2023-2024.

Angela, an Associate Research Professor, is serving for a first time on the DLC.

Galen is a third-year PTYS Graduate Student. This is his second year on the Department Life Committee.

Amy is an Academic Advisor serving on the DLC as representative for staff.

Adeene is a Postdoctoral Research Associate serving on the DLC as representative for postdocs.