When Dr. Victoria Dixon graduated college she thought she’d be coaching basketball in the NBA (not WNBA). But after her first experience of employment discrimination, when she was told she was too young for a professor’s job, she decided on a new path.
Dr. Tamara Floyd-Smith has dedicated her life and career to helping students learn about science, technology, engineering and math. She is a professor of chemical engineering and 3M scholar at Tuskegee University.
Paige Lewter is an electronics engineer with the Naval Air Systems Command. She also works to develop a new generation of STEM leaders as an alumni member of the National Society of Black Engineers Patuxent River Alumni Extension Chapter.
Lt. Commander Zeita Merchant is an executive officer in the Marine Safety Office, Texas City. As a Coast Guard Ambassador, LCDR Merchant has enhanced recruitment of qualified students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, technology, and mathematics.
Lai Lau is lead product marketing for AT&T. In addition to her professional duties, Lau organizes activities such as a Mobile Hack-a-Thon for high school students and employee health fairs. In 2013, she received President Obama�s Gold Service Award for her community service and volunteerism.
Veronica Villalobos is director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The OPM is responsible for personnel management of the civil service of the federal government.