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#WCWinSTEM: Raychelle Burks, Ph.D.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Raychelle Burks. She’s a self-described “analytical chemistry blackademic in the ivory tower and a class clown now in charge of a classroom.” As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc If you got to see our most recent #VanguardSTEM episode, then you saw Dr. Raychelle Burks in action. With a razor-sharp wit and […]

#WCWinSTEM: Ashley Nealy, M.S.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Ashley Nealy, Web Team Lead for the United States Department of Treasury. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Ashley Nealy graduated cum laude and with honors from Kennesaw State University in May 2010 with her Bachelor’s of Science in Information Systems. The following spring, Nealy received her Master’s of Science in Information […]

#WCWinSTEM: Mareena R. Snowden

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Mareena Robinson Snowden, PhD candidate at MIT. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Our #WCWinSTEM is Mareena R. Snowden. She is a Miami native who “thrives in environments where diverse perspectives and skill-sets are valued.” As a strong supporter of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Snowden received her B.S. in physics […]

#WCWinSTEM: YOU!! Yes, You!

This week’s #WCWinSTEM goes out to all of you, our amazing #VSFamily! By Chrystelle Vilfranc Today’s #VanguardSTEM #WCWinSTEM goes out to all of our lovely supporters. This is our last #WCWinSTEM for the year and it seemed fitting to acknowledge you all. You all have made the #WCWinSTEM campaign a big deal. You have nominated […]

#WCWinSTEM: Margot Lee Shetterly

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Margot Lee Shetterly, author of #HiddenFigures. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc We are culminating our #VSDoesHF #WCWinSTEM with a feature of the woman behind it all: Margot Lee Shetterly. Shetterly is the author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win […]

VanguardSTEM Book Club Week 3 Challenge

Happy Wednesday, everyone! We hope you have had a fantastic week so far. We always LOVE Wednesdays around here because they mean we’re celebrating a #WoC (woman of color) who is (or was) a trailblazer in #STEM. But we’re loving Wednesday especially this week because it’s a double whammy of sorts—we have our staple #WCWinSTEM **plus** […]

#WCWinSTEM: Christine Darden, D.Sc.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Christine Darden, NASA scientist. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Have you been feeling the #HiddenFigures theme like we have? Good! Let’s continue highlighting the remarkable Black-women in STEM at the center of Margot Lee Shetterly‘s Hidden Figures. Today’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Christine Darden, a NASA scientist. Darden was born in Monroe, North Carolina to […]

Why Do We #VanguardSTEM in Times Like These?

by Jedidah Isler, Ph.D. Because we believe that women of color in STEM matter. Every single black+latina+first nation+indigenous+filipina+indian+queer+disabled+neuro-atypical woman (which we broadly define as women of color) and gender non-conforming person matters. We matter fundamentally as human beings AND by virtue of that humanity we deserve to be free. We deserve to pursue our passions […]