Diversity is challenging to accomplish, but it's not impossible. While some see diversity as a tool for solutions and making society better, it is still moving slowly when we assess its progress socially. Natural resources disciplines and academic institutions are uniquely positioned to address diversity, equity and inclusion globally. Where do we start? And when do we know we've accomplished our goals? Dr. Thomas R. Easley has spent most of his career as a diversity professional and a forester. As a diversity professional he has focused on the recruitment, retention and diverse talent in natural resource disciplines. As a forester he has worked with landowners and citizens on land management and stewardship. Along with his impressive academic experience, Dr. Easley is also a musician. He is known by RaShad in the world of music. His art is called “Save Your Life Music” because he puts a message of love, embracing self and helping others in his music.