This is absolutely an episode that you don't want to miss. Dr. Christopher is amazing and her work speaks beyond herself. She's looking for funding and opportunities for her programs and for her students to expand their work.
Dr. Christopher Bio
Founder and Executive Director of STEM Greenhouse, a nonprofit organization that fervently believes if you plant the seed in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and nurture the resulting curiosity, CHILDREN WILL FLOURISH!!
My interest in math and science began with the excellent education I received in Grand Rapids Public Schools. I received a full scholarship to the HBCU, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and continued to the University of Illinois where I received a masters and a PhD in Agricultural Engineering. I am only the third Black woman to ever receive a PhD in Agricultural Engineering in the world. I was often the only woman or person of color in a sea of white male faces in all my classes. This led to feelings of disconnectedness, loneliness, and alienation. Because of these experiences I promised that one day, I would try to personally make it easier for students of color to succeed in STEM education, pursue STEM careers, and feel supported in a way that had been absent for me.
This is what I know to be true.
- Relationships are as important as curriculum in urban K-12 education.
- One person can change generations by influencing the life of a child.
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STEMming in Stilettos Youtube Channel: https://youtu.be/xAc25J7UH9A