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Dr. Thomas R. Easley has spent most of his career as a diversity professional and a forester. As a diversity professional he has focused on the recruitment, retention and diverse talent in natural resource disciplines. As a forester he has worked with landowners and citizens on land management and stewardship. Easley served as the Diversity Director of the College of Natural Resources at NC State University where he taught courses, advised students, and supported faculty and staff on programming ensuring they are inclusive to all populations.
Now as the Assistant Dean of Community and Inclusion at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, he combines his professions along with his passions of art and ministry to lead the diversity efforts in the school. Also with all of Easley’s academic experience he is also an Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of America) and he is a forester.
Lastly, Dr. Easley is also a musician and is known by RaShad in the world of music. His art is called Save Your Life Music because he puts a message of love, embracing self and helping others in his music.
Diversity is challenging to accomplish, but it’s not impossible. While some see diversity as a tool for solutions and making society better, it is still moving slowly when we assess its progress socially. Natural resources disciplines and academic institutions are uniquely positioned to address diversity, equity and inclusion globally. However, where do we start and when do we know we’ve accomplished our goals?
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