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Science outreach is about giving back to the community. It provides opportunities for us to engage with the public, to share scientific knowledge and truth, to inspire the next generation of scientists, and to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM.


I will always prioritize participation in outreach (and advocacy) initiatives because these same types of programs nurtured my own interest in science at a young age and were important to my career trajectory. Highlighted examples of my past and present outreach activities are listed below:


  • Co-Founder and Treasurer of the Black Microbiologists Association- 2021- Present

  • "Transforming Scientific Research into Equitable Outreach", American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Conference (Philadelphia, PA) - 2022

    • Developed an Interactive session on increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion through outreach activities

  • STEM Center Career Exploration Series: Microbiology, Palo Alto College (Zoom)- 2022

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information Session, Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (Zoom) - 2021



  • Black History Month Career Day Speaker, Distinctive College Prep Schools (Harper Woods, MI) - 2022

  • ReBUILDetroit Seminar Speaker, University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit, MI) - 2018

  • Junior Science Café, Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, IL) - 2015-2017

  • Science Club Mentor ,Science and Society, Northwestern University (Chicago, IL) - 2014-2016

  • Tutor Chicago (Chicago, IL) - 2012-2013



  • Aspirnaut Program Distinguished Speaker, University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute (Ann Arbor, MI) - 2022

  • Picture A Scientist Panelist, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, University of Michigan -2020

  • Faculty Corner Moderator on "Meeting Diverse Trainee Needs", Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) - 2020


"At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about what you’ve done with those accomplishments. Its about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back."


- Denzel Washington

Looking to get involved? Check out a few of the amazing programs that I have worked with in the past:

The BMA is a non-profit organization formed from Black In Microbiology Week that was created to showcase and amplify the voices of Black microbiologists across the globe.

This NIH-funded program run out of the University of Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University aims to increase the numbers of underrepresented students in the biomedical sciences.

A mentor-driven after school program developed in partnership between Chicago Public Schools, the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago and Northwestern University to introduce under-served urban youth to different STEM fields and careers.

STEM professionals share their careers with Chicagoland youth through hands-on activities at the Museum of Science and Industry.

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