The Royal Economic Society is very pleased to welcome Stefania Paredes Fuentes as RES Diversity Champion. In this role Stefania will help embed diversity more fully into the RES’s decision-making and promote and monitor diversity across all the Society’s activities. Stefania will become a member of the Executive Committee and a trustee of the Society.
Stefania Paredes Fuentes is an Associate Professor at Warwick whose recent work aims to make Economics a more attractive discipline for all and increase diversity. In January 2020, she organised the first “Women in Economics: Student Workshop” in the UK. After the workshop and together with some of the participating students, she wrote “Economics for All: 7 Action Points to Make Economics More Inclusive”. Stefania has also been involved in various Widening Participation initiatives, including delivering lectures for the Sutton Trust Summer Schools.
RES President Carol Propper commented: “We are very pleased to welcome Stefania as Diversity Champion, where her role will be to review all the work that the RES has planned – including the committees – to hold us to account, and to keep diversity at the forefront of our minds in all our work.”