Determined to empower the STEM workforce, Dr. J has coached students, early-mid career professionals, and executives to become more effective leaders in their fields. She is also well-versed in administering DiSC assessments and leading facilitated workshops for small and large groups.
After obtaining her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Dr. J spent several years working in the laboratory as a Research Chemist in the federal government. She applied her expertise in separation science and mass spectrometry to forensic, clinical, and food related projects.
With more than 15 years of experience in teaching and mentoring, Dr. J has an uncanny ability to connect with students to help them gain appreciation for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEM+ Arts). She has been able to inspire hundreds of kids around the world through her program, STEAM Forward! Academy.
As a self-taught artist, Dr. J uses her artwork to showcase positive images of Black women. A recent painting, "See it. Believe it. BECOME IT!", was featured on the cover of Analytical Chemistry.
This coaching program is designed to help students and professionals explore the skills needed to advance their STEM careers. Looking beyond developing technical expertise, the interactive program helps participants gain self-awareness, confidence, and clarity to emerge as leaders in the STEM field.
Dr. J is a highly sought-after STEM communicator who has appeared on a range of platforms. From podcasts and radio to network TV shows, Dr. J is ready to connect with your audience!
Speaking topics include:
Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
Navigating the Job Search
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategies
STEM Recruitment and Retention
Everything DiSC® is a personal development learning experience that measures an individual’s preferences and tendencies based on the DiSC® model. This simple yet powerful model describes four basic styles: D, i, S, and C, and serves as the foundation for the Everything DiSC Application Suite. Participants receive personalized insights that deepen their understanding of self and others, making workplace interactions more enjoyable and effective. The result is a more engaged and collaborative workforce that can spark meaningful culture improvement in your organization.
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