A longtime Seattle-area educator and activist, Dr. Ross obtained his PhD in educational communication and technology at the UW. He has more than 30 years of experience in equity and inclusion work, including responsibility for diversity efforts at UW Bothell, Oregon State University, and Green River Community College. Terryl recently became Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the UW College of the Environment. He’s experienced in engagement with ethnically and culturally diverse communities and has successfully collaborated with students, faculty, staff, and community members on a variety of issues related to equity, inclusion, and education. Terryl has a demonstrated commitment to sustainability and environmental programming, including experience working with Sea Grant, Space Grant, and the 2008 Focus the Nation climate change national teach-in. Dr. Ross has been the founder and director of Mosaic Nation, the Director of Community and Diversity at Oregon State University, the Regional Affairs Manager at the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, AmeriCorps Director, and a Military Intelligence officer for the US Army.