Back 2 School Series: Picking the Perfect Preschool

Back 2 School Series: Picking the Perfect Preschool

Picking a preschool for your child can be taxing, let me help you make an informed decision.   From the moment your child is born, you want what is best for him/her. You want them to play, learn, and grow. While that last one can be kind of scary it is a part of life....
STEMsation Spotlight: Dr. Radhia Afif

STEMsation Spotlight: Dr. Radhia Afif

I would say, do what makes you happy. People will discourage you (not always intentional). Some people can only envision life from their view of the world. You have your own! Follow that! Who is Radhia? My name is Dr. Radhia Afif and I am from Philly. I am a Licensed...
STEMsation Spotlight: Grace Fejokwu

STEMsation Spotlight: Grace Fejokwu

Who is Grace? I am a Nigerian-American who loves inspiring young women of color to go for STEM fields. I love learning new things about technology and using my skills to engage in projects. Educational Background Georgia State University – BBA Computer...
STEMsation Spotlight: Sheila Miller

STEMsation Spotlight: Sheila Miller

Believe in yourself. Know that you are enough. You have what it takes and you are already blessed with the tools to succeed. Who is Sheila?   I am a first-generation Nigerian American, born in Alabama, and raised in Georgia. I am married, with two beautiful children,...
STEMsation Spotlight: Dr. Lawrencia Azas

STEMsation Spotlight: Dr. Lawrencia Azas

Go for it. The world needs more women in this field. We bring a whole new detailed dimension to it. You are needed! Trust me. Who is Dr. Lawrencia?   I am 29 years old, born and raised in Ghana. I belong to a close family of 7 and the last of 5 children. I am a pretty...
STEMsation Spotlight: Rudi Wordlaw

STEMsation Spotlight: Rudi Wordlaw

Never conform, be true to you and DON’T apologize for doing so!   Who is Rudi?   I am a 5 foot 4 inch, nerdy chocolate girl from Atlanta! Born as Rudijah but I go by Rudi, like my father and grandfather whom both are named Rudy. I’m the eldest of 3 and my...
STEMsation Spotlight: Aisha Martin

STEMsation Spotlight: Aisha Martin

Know your worth and what you bring to the table and don’t compromise on that.”     Who is Aisha? Aisha Martin a nurturer by nature is a cultured, creative, powerhouse with a youthful spirit and personable demeanor. Raised and educated primarily in Europe...
STEMsation Spotlight: Breyon Clemmons

STEMsation Spotlight: Breyon Clemmons

You are worthy. You are enough. Hold your head up and be patient with yourself. Now let’s get em’!     Who is Breyon? Breyon Clemmons is a uniquely skilled mental health clinician. With over 10 years of experience in mental health, Breyon is well versed in child...
STEMsation Spotlight: Taylor Ferebee

STEMsation Spotlight: Taylor Ferebee

The world needs your brain. It needs your quantitative thoughts and unique point of view. The world, unfortunately, does not know it does.”     Who is Taylor Ferebee? Taylor Ferebee is a new Ph.D. student in Computational Biology at Cornell University. She is an...
STEMsation Spotlight: Dorothy Tovar

STEMsation Spotlight: Dorothy Tovar

Find problems in the world that really upset or confuse you, and use them as your compass. Pursuing your passions will be a consistent and reliable source of energy, motivation, and creativity for the rest of your career.     Who is Dorothy Tovar?     Dorothy Tovar is...
STEMsation Spotlight: Shavonti Archer

STEMsation Spotlight: Shavonti Archer

Go for it, if you truly have a curious mind, and love tinkering and exploring new things. The engineering world is for everyone, men, women, and all ethnicities. Who is Shavonti Archer?   Shavonti Archer is a skilled engineer by trade, advocating for diversity within...
Getting Ready for the End!

Getting Ready for the End!

As we near the end of the school year life can get a little chaotic for teachers and students alike. Between staying motivated and state testing it can be an overwhelming time of year. While many of us may be ready to call it a year, it is important to make sure we...
STEMsation Spotlight: Najee Kitchens

STEMsation Spotlight: Najee Kitchens

“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations” – Dr. Mae Jemison Who is Najee Kitchens? I found out my interest in the field of engineering in high school. I joined the all-female VEX Robotics team my Junior year and realized I...
STEMsation Spotlight: Kenisha A. Puckett

STEMsation Spotlight: Kenisha A. Puckett

Do it! There is plenty of room for you in the field and your ideas could change the course of history. Do not back down from a challenge. The value of a diamond is measured by the flaws. Who is Kenisha A. Puckett? I’m originally from Southern California and received...
STEMsation Spotlight: Tyrhonda Bradley

STEMsation Spotlight: Tyrhonda Bradley

“Never let your fear decide your future”     Who is Tyronda Bradley? My name is Tyrhonda Bradley, BSN, RN. I am a recent graduate from Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing and served as a student nurse of the centennial class of this...
STEMsation Spotlight: Paige Brown

STEMsation Spotlight: Paige Brown

Stay true to yourself! Young ladies should also remember that they are more than a stereotype! Who is Paige Brown? Hello! I am Paige Brown, a native of Ahoskie, North Carolina and a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. Aggie...
STEMsation Spotlight: Dr. Treva T. Brown

STEMsation Spotlight: Dr. Treva T. Brown

It was through faith that my career journey fell in to place and it was through faith that I ended up in my career fresh out of graduate school. Who is Dr. Treva T. Brown I am a Physical Scientist  at U.S. Naval Research Laboratory – NASA Stennis Space Center My...
STEMsation Spotlight: Dr. Thomia Campbell

STEMsation Spotlight: Dr. Thomia Campbell

Know your worth and never settle. You are your own competition and always take advantage of opportunities to learn more about your field. Who is Dr. Thomia Campbell? Dr. Thomia Campbell is the Lead Dentist and Dental Director of the Connecticut Valley Hospital in...
STEMsation Spotlight: Chef Simone Bridges

STEMsation Spotlight: Chef Simone Bridges

I’m still young and growing in the wonderful world of STREAM. If I was older, I would tell myself to Never Give Up. Be innovative and creative. Continue the work because it’s so much to be done. Who is Chef Simone Bridges?       I am CEO of Goddess Food Factory, Chef,...
STEMsation Spotlight: Kelcee Everette

STEMsation Spotlight: Kelcee Everette

I would tell my younger self to stress less about small decisions. Your training will not be undone by asking the “wrong” question or taking the “wrong” class.   Who is Kelcee Everette? I am a first-year graduate student at Harvard Medical...
STEMsation Spotlight: Cara Smith

STEMsation Spotlight: Cara Smith

“Because there are so many stigma’s surrounding being a woman of color in STEM, we often focus in on those things. I would encourage my younger self to let go of feelings of inferiority, recognize my strengths, and don’t focus on being the minority...
STEMsation Spotlight: Monique Patterson

STEMsation Spotlight: Monique Patterson

Remember regardless of race, gender, ethnicity its something that you will always have that many others may not. Motivation, Ambition, and the Drive to want to do better. That alone will always stick out over any gender or race.      Who is Monique Patterson? I am...
STEMsation Spotlight: Dr. Jessica Briscoe

STEMsation Spotlight: Dr. Jessica Briscoe

Trusting that I have the will to do the work and if I work hard enough, I will achieve my highest potential Who is Dr. Jessica Briscoe? I’m a Gastroenterology (GI) fellow; I focus on diagnosing and treating patients with gastrointestinal and liver disorders.  I am...
STEMsation Spotlight: Jennifer Opal

STEMsation Spotlight: Jennifer Opal

“You were not made to fit in a box. We are built to break the boxes.” As young ladies, you already have so much strength. More strength than you know and you truly have the voice and capability to bring change to those around you and this is especially...
STEMsation Spotlight: Dr. Danyelle Loveless

STEMsation Spotlight: Dr. Danyelle Loveless

Study, pray, and be assured that a good work God started in you he will complete.You are equipped with all you need for success.     I am a board-certified family physician with 20 years of experience.  My duties include care for newborns to elderly patients with...
STEMsation Spotlight: Jasmine Jones

STEMsation Spotlight: Jasmine Jones

“Be yourself, be responsible, and deliver your work on time. Ignore any outside noise and keep your eye on the prize. You are in the room because you are supposed to be there.”   I am a scrum master (agile project manager) for 3 teams. I am responsible for...
Read All About It

Read All About It

When is the last time you picked up a book and read? When is the last time you and your children sat down and read a book together? For some of us, it may have taken us too long to answer that question. In our world today, everyone is busy and on the go. It’s easy to...
Fall into STEM

Fall into STEM

Never miss a chance to engage in a little science. As the leaves start to change color and the weather gets a little crisper, it’s safe to say that fall is officially in the air. With the changing of seasons, the doors open for you and your child to do some exploring...
Rediscovering You

Rediscovering You

Taking time away from the best people in the world: your family   Alarming Statistics We all know being a parent can be difficult and motherhood especially can be a very difficult “job” to hold. The hours are long, the pay is nothing, and sometimes the client (your...
Back 2 School Series: Tumble, Twirl, and Grow

Back 2 School Series: Tumble, Twirl, and Grow

Why dance and gymnastics are important for your child! Turn on the television and you might be bombarded with overbearing coaches and moms, primarily, who are fighting for the spot in the recital more so than their child. With reality TV clouding the world of dance...
STEMsation Spotlight: Ariana Black

STEMsation Spotlight: Ariana Black

I continue to be inspired by all black women who make a medical career for themselves as we are few and far between. I am an undergraduate student at Tuskegee University majoring in Biology Pre-Med. I recently completed a summer research program at the IU Simon Cancer...
STEMsation Spotlight: Stephanie Richmond

STEMsation Spotlight: Stephanie Richmond

DO IT! We need more representation and if you have a knack for STEM pursue it. The more women the better. Take an example from the movie Hidden Figures and find the hidden figures around you. What company are you currently employed? I currently work as a Quality...
A Circle of Unity & Love

A Circle of Unity & Love

Love is one of the many things that makes the world go round but sometimes love and logic can conflict with each other and push you and your significant other to profess your love in a less than fairy tale way – Nathan and Nakeisha Washington A little background...
Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

Have you ever had a feeling that you just couldn’t shake? Have you ever felt like there was so much more out there for you? Have you woken up hating having to do the “same old thing” day after day? Have you felt you were wasting away, not experiencing all life had to...
Who Needs Their Father More, You Choose

Who Needs Their Father More, You Choose

I was speaking with someone recently and we were in heavy debate over who needs their father more. Whether girls needed their fathers in their lives more than boys. The conversation caught me off guard because the fact is children need both parents, regardless of sex....

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