As a biologist, I know that diversity is required for evolution. Although not directly related to biological evolution, STEM fields are constantly expanding and only can do so efficiently with greater diversity among people that work in these disciplines. I believe that supporting underrepresented students in STEM is vital for positive change in higher education, and because these fields aim to solve real-world, contemporary problems. From cybersecurity and technology to environmental engineering, geology to conservation biology, and civil engineering to disease prevention, there are endless ways to innovate. The more diversity and representation in STEM fields, the greater likelihood that we will effectively address problems that are faced by all people.