Diverse perspectives accelerate scientific progress and innovation. As a result, enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in STEM is essential. I am working to increase DEI by developing and implementing 1) inclusive teaching strategies, 2) impactful outreach programs, and 3) effective community building initiatives. Together, my efforts seek to both recruit and retain students from underrepresented groups in STEM. I developed and commercialized BioBits® educational kits to increase access to high-quality biology education by democratizing hands-on learning. I have executed multiple successful community outreach events with organizations such as the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Boys Hope Girls Hope, and Chicago public schools. I currently serve on the Stanford Chemistry Equity and Inclusion committee, where I am leading development of a new REU program and facilitating implementation of a preview day for prospective graduate students from diverse backgrounds. Both events seek to create cohort and community among students from underrepresented groups in the chemistry department at Stanford. As an independent investigator, I will seek to implement these initiatives in my home department and advocate for similar programs across my research organization. Most importantly, I will teach my trainees to be DEI activists through community outreach, mentorship, and education of the next generation of diverse scientists and engineers.