MBL is committed to promoting a diverse population among its employees, visiting scientists, faculty members, and students.  We believe that the prominence and integrity of MBL is best served by employing and educating individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultural heritages.  It is our goal to provide a community that fosters an attitude of respect and inclusion for everyone and one which recognizes the positive results that come from learning from one another.

The Marine Biological Laboratory has been a proud member of the Woods Hole Diversity Initiative since 2004.  For more information visit the Woods Hole Diversity website.

“The Senegalese poet & environmentalist Baba Dioum once said, ‘In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.’  We must learn about other cultures in order to understand, in order to love, and in order to conserve our common world heritage.” – Yo Yo Ma, Cellist