Home / Diversity / Testimonials We asked Einstein faculty, students and staff why they think diversity is important, what activities they support, what changes they’ve seen and what changes they’d like to see. Here’s what they said: Lani N. Allen Employees are more likely to feel comfortable and happy in an environment where inclusivity is a priority and where people of all backgrounds feel confident in their ability and achieve their best. Judy L. Aschner, M.D. Our residency program in pediatrics is now the most diverse among the pediatric training programs in the greater New York region. Shacelles Bonner I think it is important for student to see a diverse faculty, as it allows us all to find a mentor who may have shared similar life/educational experiences. Karen Bonuck, Ph.D. Without an understanding of racial, ethnic, cultural, gender, linguistic, and dis/ability diversity, we will fail to adequately meet our mission. Anna Gartner Diversity is the secret weapon for problem solving. Shanisha Gordon It is my hope that we can meaningfully acknowledge and address racialized issues within our community with the courage and conviction especially required in this political clime. Dayle Hodge A wealth of diversity creates the excellent training environment that is Einstein. Damien Jackson, M.Ed. I hope that the College becomes the standard for diversity and inclusion in New York. Pablo Joo, M.D. I would like to see faculty development and special retreats for faculty of color—similar to the Career Day for Women. Luis Maldonado A diverse workplace allows us to learn from each other by sharing our strengths, our talents and our skills. Yaron Tomer, M.D., FACP As a member of the Einstein family and as a person, I am committed to promoting diversity.