Discover a S.T.E.M. Specific DEIJ Learning Community

The Alchemist Letters is…

…a diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (D.E.I.J.) alternative social networking service that provides a community for discussion and shared advice for D.E.I.J. topics in the form of case studies (Letters), forums, expert analysis, and DEIJ personal development plans.

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Our Mission is…

…to shine a light on DEIJ related barriers in STEM academia without adding undue emotional burden to minority or underrepresented students.

…to aid in productive conversation centering tangible change in academia

Our Hope is…

…that Leaders in academia will use this site as a resource when looking to identifying DEIJ related challenges in academia without siphoning from the trauma and very limited emotional energy of their minority or underrepresented students, faculty, and staff populations.

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We do this by…

…publishing anonymized case studies, known as Letters. (see criteria for submission here)

…providing a comment/discussion area under each Letter

…inviting experts to provide an expert analysis of each Letter

…promoting diversity of thoughts by inviting Opinion Pieces

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Joined The Alchemist Letters, now what?

Introduce yourself to your community, ask questions, give answers in the comments

Check out our Letters to practice addressing DEI situations before you need to.

Submit an article or letter to help educate your community

Learn about M.A.G.I.C, our framework to effective DEI Leadership

Want more from your community?

Sign up for a complementary Consultation Call for your department/team


Schedule a workshop on M.A.G.I.C.TM at your institution or conference.


Chat with our founder about how we can best help you and your community.


Request private and confidential D.E.I. advice or training from or team.


“Nothing wrong with a chat. Confidential and free. Is there a better combo?”

“Its a M.A.G.I.C.al time for all levels.”

“If I can’t help you I’m sure I know someone who can.”

“We meet you where you are. Not where you think you should be.”

We Love Data


United States Population of African Americans/black identifying individuals


Proportion of United States African Americans/black identifying Chemistry Bachelors degree Recipients


Proportion of United States African Americans/black identifying Chemistry Ph.D Recipients


Proportion of United States of African Americans/black identifying Chemistry professors in the top 50 schools

National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics and Open Chemistry Collaborative in Diversity Equity (OXIDE)

Want to submit a Letter?

We’ve had an incredible response so far, and are doing everything we can to respond to everyone who wants to upload a case study or “Letter” based on their real life events. Please note that all non vital identifying information is removed upon upload to protect the confidentiality of members involved.

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“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

– James Baldwin

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