We, the Department of Statistics at Virginia Tech, continually strive to inspire and nurture all in our community - understanding that each person brings distinct life experiences to the research and education of Statistics. Only with a diverse community do we have the opportunity to make robust, innovative, and unique science discoveries. To us, diversity includes, but is not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, cultural background, life experiences, thoughts, ideas, and perspectives. We affirm that we enhance our professional work as researchers, teachers, staff members, and students by encouraging diverse voices from the Virginia Tech community and beyond.