BRAINS Program Team

Dr. Sheri Mizumori is Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington and serves as the BRAINS Director and Principal Investigator. As BRAINS Program Director, Dr. Mizumori advises the Project Coordinator and serve on the Program's Internal Advisory Board. She also serves as liaison with the UW Neurosciences Institute and the UW Psychology Department Diversity Sciences research group, as well as the Society for Neuroscience, and the Association for Psychological Science.

Dr. Joyce Yen is the Director for the UW ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change, and serves as a BRAINS Co-Principal Investigator and Co-Director. Dr. Yen has been PI or co-investigator on twelve successful proposals that have brought over $6.5 million in funding to advance women faculty in science, engineering, and mathematics; to address faculty professional development more generally; and to diversify engineering and create a more inclusive climate in engineering. As BRAINS Program Coordinator, Dr. Yen drives the integration of the different project components for maximum synergism and guides and shapes the overall project efforts.

Dr. Claire Horner-Devine is the founder of CounterSpace Consulting and serves as a BRAINS co-principal investigator and Co-Director. A significant focus of her work is at the national scale with professional development programs for early career scientists from underrepresented groups in STEM. She also launched the Broader Impacts Leadership Development Program at UW to connect scientific researchers with broader impacts programs, including formal and informal education, outreach and broadening participation in E-STEM. As BRAINS co-Director, Dr. Horner-Devine has primary responsibility for the BRAINS Affiliates Program and the CCI Program and works with the BRAINS Program Team to develop and facilitate BRAINS programming and evaluation.

Torie Gonsalves joined the ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change as a program operations specialist in February 2017. In her role, she organizes local and national programs aimed at diversifying the STEM fields for minorities and women, particularly at the early-career stages. Her primary efforts include event planning, grants management, and financial management. Torie has worked at the University of Washington in different capacities since 2015, including within the Professional and Continuing Education unit. Prior to UW, Torie worked at a nonprofit developing college access programing and running professional development conferences for school district staff in the greater Seattle area.