Craig Pohl

Sr. Director Research Infrastructure Services

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Interview

I think we as an organization could be much more successful if we get to know each other a bit more, right? And get to really understand and accept the person that’s sitting next to us.

A native Saint Louisan, Craig Pohl grew up in North Saint Louis County as one of six children in a Catholic family. While Craig’s community and Catholic school was predominantly white, he found himself empowered and deeply influenced by the diversity that his father prioritized while coaching his church’s soccer team. From his diverse friendships formed in youth sports to his time in SIUE, Craig developed a deep value for how diverse perspectives and ideas create more effective teams. Now at WashU, Craig actively searches for ways to ensure minority groups are being represented and given opportunities within both the research and IT communities.