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Samantha Mensah

Samantha Theresa Mensah

#BlackInChem co-founder here Samantha Theresa Mensah checkin’ in! I earned my BS in Chemistry with a minor in nanotechnolgy from the University of Central Florida. I am currently a PhD candidate at UCLA studying materials chemistry. I am passionate about science policy and entrepreneurship!

Dr. Fahima Idiris

Dr. Fahima Idiris

I am currently a Process Chemist working at a CRO in Hertfordshire, England. Prior to transitioning to industry, I completed Postdoctoral studies at UCL in Drug Discovery and Imperial College in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. I obtained my PhD in Chemistry from Queen Mary University of London where I developed my passion for Chemistry and teaching. …

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Desiré Whitmore

Desiré Whitmore

I am the Sr. Physics Educator at the Exploratorium in San Francisco– the museum of science, art, and human perception. My PhD is in Chemical and Material Physics, and I am known as the Laserchick! Before becoming an educator, I was an ultrafast spectroscopist designing and building femtosecond (10^-15 s) and attosecond (10^-18 s) laser …

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Adam Simpson

Adam Simpson

Adam M.-A. Simpson is an SGF and NSF GRFP Fellow in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at Stanford University. He achieved his BS in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University where he became a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society and received the Geoffrey D. Parfitt Award for Excellence in Research …

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Karis Barnett

Karis Barnett

Karis Barnett is a senior chemistry major and creative writing minor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She is a member of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, the U-RISE UMBC Program, and the UMBC Honors College. Currently, she plans to pursue a PhD in analytical chemistry with focuses in forensic and nuclear chemistry. Her …

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Damola Shuaib

Damola Shuaib

An inorganic chemist with special focus on functional materials for energy, catalysis, gas sensing and water purification.

Lesley-Ann Giddings

Lesley-Ann Giddings

I earned my B.A. in Chemistry from Smith College and my Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After teaching for a number of years at Middlebury College, I recently joined the faculty at Smith College as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. I returned to my alma mater to further my mission …

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Dr. Jeanita Pritchett

Dr. Jeanita Pritchett is an Academic Program Manager and a Leadership Coach in the International and Academic Affairs Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She began her career as a Research Chemist working on developing standard reference materials for clinical, food, and forensics related projects. Prior to assuming her current role, …

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Nikita Burrows

Nikita Burrows

Hi my name is Nikita Burrows, Ph.D. I am an Assistant Professor of Chemistry Education at Monmouth University. I received my Ph.D from Georgia State University. The Burrows lab research looks at the undergraduate chemistry laboratory as well as alternative assessments http://www.nikitalaurenburrows.com/publications.

Philip Alabi

Philip Alabi

I was excited about chemistry right from High school (Kudos to my High school Chemistry teacher, Mr. Ehirim). I’m a Brown University grad. student currently working at UCSF. I am excited about Medicinal Chemistry. I’m currently working on host modulating small molecules that protect cells from microbes. I’m passionate about: Creating/devising a pipeline (Medicinal/computational chemistry …

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