The School of Data Science partners with the Virginia Institute of Government at UVA’s Weldon Cooper for Public Service to offer the Local Government Equity Clinic. The program is designed for local government employees interested in learning how to use data to promote equity, inclusion, and social justice within their own communities.
“I see it as an opportunity to enrich conversation and the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion in Virginia,” said Siri Russell, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the School of Data Science. Russell is well versed with the challenges of building inclusive and equitable communities within local governments. Prior to joining UVA in the summer of 2021, Russell served as Director of Albemarle County’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.