Hello, my name is Selena Evora and I have had the pleasure of being part of DIVE RI for four years. Being involved in DIVE since it first started I have seen the conference grow, I am excited to be working on the other side planning it. Many of us, especially DIVE Committee Chairs have been involved since its first year. It’s refreshing to be able to work with a team, who is dedicated and passionate about the same issues. DIVE means more to us than a conference, but rather than a way of uniting multiple diverse communities working together to create positive changes in their worlds.