Copy of IMG_5759.PNG.png
Copy of Red, White and Black Edgy Maxima
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
Dr. Lataisia C. Jones

Neuroscientist, Ethics Fellow at the American Society for Microbiology and S.T.E.M. Consultant

"S.T.E.M.ing While Black is Not for the Weak!"

 

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon

Meet the Founder

I created S.T.E.M.ING WHILE BLACK to provide current women and men of color; especially those within S.T.E.M. academic programs and careers, with guidance and a mentoring network that may assist with the most challenging moments of their S.T.E.M. development and journey. Our mentors are UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK, UNAPOLOGETICALLY BOLD, and HERE TO SERVE YOU!  They are in various S.T.E.M. careers and academic programs and at various stages in their S.T.E.M. journeys. What brings us all together is the common agreement that diversity is crucial for S.T.E.M. success.  

 

                

Creator, Dr. Lataisia C. Jones

 
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
 
JanayWhitePic.jpg
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • White LinkedIn Icon

HOSTS

S.T.E.M.ING WHILE BLACK is very excited to have two phenomenal hosts.

 

Janay White is an Assistant Professor in Social Work, community engagement consultant, public speaker, visionary and the Founder of Girls 2 D.I.V.A.S. Mentoring Program, Inc.

 

Dr. Atum Boukman is a passionate farmer, academic advisor, auricular acupunturist healer and research coordinator. 

unnamed.jpg
  • Instagram
  • White LinkedIn Icon
 

Our Black S.T.E.M. Leader Mentors

Kory Burns

Ph.D. Student at the University of Florida 

 

"S.T.E.M.ing While Black is inspirational."

  • Facebook
  • White LinkedIn Icon
my headshot.jpg
Lateakwa C. Jones, M.S.

Cyber Threat Analyst 

"S.T.E.M.ing While Black is Underrated."

  • Facebook
NathanSmithPic_edited.jpg
Dr. Nathan A. Smith

Neuroscientist and Assistant Professor 

"S.T.E.M.ing While Black is Underrated."

 

  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
Dr. Danielle Twum

Cancer Immunologist

 

"S.T.E.M.ing While Black is Challenging but Doable!

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
Tishawn D. Gaynor, M.S.

Aerospace Engineer

"S.T.E.M.ing While Black is Empowering!"

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • White LinkedIn Icon
Dr. Heather Carryl

Neuroscientist

"S.T.E.M.ing While Black is Fulfilling!"

 

  • Instagram
  • White LinkedIn Icon
Elam Cutts

Post-Baccalaureate NIH Prep Scholar

 

"S.T.E.M.ing While Black is Possible, Attainable and We Shouldn't Let Other People Tell Us Otherwise."

 

  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon
  • Twitter
  • White LinkedIn Icon
picture%20of%20Shakiyla%20Huggins_edited
Shakiylah Huggins

Mathematician and Doctoral Student

 

"S.T.E.M.ing While Black is Necessary!"

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • White LinkedIn Icon
Dr. Adam Woods

Material Scientist

 

"S.T.E.M.ing While Black is Expressing Yourself!"

 

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • White LinkedIn Icon
Joyonna-Gamble-George_Headshot-00001.jpe
Dr. Joyonna Gamble-George

Neuroscientist and AAAS STP Fellow

 

"S.T.E.M.ing While Black is Having Determination and passion to Succeed and Thrive!"

  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • White LinkedIn Icon
Maynard Okereke

Civil/Environmental Engineer & Science Educator

"S.T.E.M.ing While Black is a Dynamic Experience!"

 

 

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • White LinkedIn Icon
nicole.jpg
Nicole Jackson

Chief Technology Officer

"S.T.E.M.ing While Black is Creating!"

 

  • Instagram
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
Dr. Siobahn Day Grady

Computer Scientist and Assistant Professor

 

"S.T.E.M.ing While Black is Amazing!"
 

 

  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • White LinkedIn Icon
AishaLawreyPic.jpg
Aisha Lawrey

Electrical Engineer and Senior Director at NACME, Inc.

"S.T.E.M.ing While Black is Exhausting!"


 

 

  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • White LinkedIn Icon
adrienen_edited.jpg
Dr. Adrienne Stephenson

Neuropharmacologist and Assistant Dean in the Graduate School at Florida State University

 

"S.T.E.M.ing While Black is Representation!"

 

  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • White LinkedIn Icon
JayePIc.jpg
Dr. Jaye Gardiner

Cancer Biologist

 

"S.T.E.M.ing While Black is an Experience!"

 

  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Instagram
  • White LinkedIn Icon
Screen%20Shot%202020-08-21%20at%205.31_e
Dr. Joseph Waters

Material Scientist Engineer

 

"S.T.E.M.ing While Black is to Break the Society Mold, While Setting Your Mind and Thoughts Free to Honor the Ancestors"

  • Facebook
  • White LinkedIn Icon
JazmineBenjamin_Headshot.JPG
Jazmine I. Benjamin

Ph.D. Student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

"S.T.E.M.ing While Black is Lit!"

 

  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon
 

Change Begins With A Conversation

 

Reviews

"It's amazing to see so many Black scholars together to have a conversation."

 

-KG

 

"I truly believe that everyone on the panel being open and willing to share their stories and experiences has helped me learn so much so quickly. I enjoyed the willingness of everyone on the panel to share potentially triggering stories in order to educate those of us who have never had to go through such experiences."

- ZP

 

"I am white woman and I love hearing from so many Black scholars across many different fields and career stages. It's refreshing to see all the faces in the Zoom call, which looks very different from most of the meetings I'm in. It's also so important to demonstrate that those who STEM while Black are not a monolith--there are differences of opinion between Black scientists. This makes the shared experiences and commonalities all the more powerful. Everyone is so thoughtful, open, and welcoming. I'm sure it's not easy to talk about some of the topics that arise, and I really appreciate the candor. The mental health corner is also awesome!"

- MH

 

"Continuously adapting and evolving the community and value of this shared time, space, and energy. Love the accessibility pivots and being mindful of universal design of the event."

- LW

"ALL BLACK PANEL!! It is REVOLUTIONARY. Good that the talks are not too frequent. I like how the comments section is open to all (I like to be able to respond to panel's words with real time affirmations). Allowing people to go in depth, not too rushed. Great team!!"

 

- PG