Throughout my career, I’ve focused on broadening access to and persistence in STEM careers. In addition to co-hosting Dope Labs, I manage a large interdisciplinary PhD program in the biological sciences, and I teach a graduate course on how to teach science.
I graduated with my PhD in Genetics & Genomics from Duke University, and I completed a teaching postdoc at a small liberal arts college. I became an assistant professor of biology, teaching Cell Biology, Microbiology, & Intro to Bio. My lab studied biofilm development & microbial interactions.
When did you first fall in love with science?
When I look back, I probably started gravitating towards science in late middle school to high school. I didn’t know I would end up in science, I liked it just as much as anything else. My earliest exposure to scientific research and experiments was through STEM programs at a nearby HBCU, North Carolina A&T State University. This influenced the classes I took in high school and eventually, college!
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