Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The LSU Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness is committed to serving all of Louisiana’s diverse citizens and students. It is imperative that we meet the needs of everyone and that our programs and employment are diverse, equitable and inclusive.
Diversity and Inclusion Champion: Dr. Trina Biswas
Dr. Trina Biswas
211 Martin D. Woodin Hall
Office Phone: 225-578-2759
The Dean’s Office in the College of Agriculture is incredibly excited to announce the inaugural members of the Diversity and Inclusion Champions for the College of Agriculture and LSU AgCenter. These members of our community were selected based on their commitment to ensuring success for all students in the College of Agriculture at LSU. We hope you will seek out these Champions as not only a resource for you, but a professional contact from whom you may seek guidance, support, and fellowship.
If you are interested in meeting with one of the Champions, you may do so by making an appointment via the Navigate app:
· Download the Navigate app to your phone.
· Select the “Appointments” widget
· Select “Academic Advising”
· Select “College of Agriculture”
· Select the reason for your visit: Diversity & Inclusion Champion
· Select a date and time available for the Champion with whom you would like to meet.
· NOTE: Graduate students can reach out via email to schedule an appointment
Dr. Trina Biswas is the Diversity and Inclusion Champion for the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness. Dr. Biswas grew up in a small suburban town in India named Halisahar. Her journey with LSU started in 2010 when she moved to the U.S. for graduate studies. She left LSU to do a post-doc at the University of Florida for a year and moved back to LSU in the Fall of 2017 as an instructor and undergraduate advisor.
"Ten years ago I moved from India to the U.S. as a student. I was fortunate enough to meet a few people who made the transition easier than it would have been. I was very welcomed, nurtured, and guided by friends and colleagues, not only in my career but also in my personal life. Serving as a D&I Champion will give me an opportunity to help in making the journey a bit easier for anyone who is going through a personal or professional transition/transformation," says Dr. Biswas.
When not at work, Dr. Biswas spends her time as an avid reader and she loves learning new languages. Currently, she is learning German and ASL. She is also a photographer and she travels whenever she has time.