I am an active citizen of the UMD Astronomy Department. I believe that it is our responsability, as members of the STEM community, to address and fix the lack of diversity and equity in the pipeline to becoming a scientist. My involvement in the departmentmental environment includes being the astronomy co-lead of GRAD-MAP, co-organizer of BANG! seminars, as well as serving on the EDI Committee since my first year, among other initiatives inside and outside the Department. Within the Fermi-LAT Collaboration, I am spearheading the mentoring program for graduate students, as well as serving on the Collaboration DEI Committee. Albeit my participation is limited within the group, I am also a member of The Physics and Astronomy Anti-Racism Coalition (PAARC).