Magazine - Spring 2022

With over twenty years of experience discovering cures for the most common health diseases and disorders, Joyonna Gamble-George is an internationally acclaimed scientist. She has traveled the globe sharing her research approaches to medicine with diverse audiences, including Nobel Prize winners. Joyonna has been granted membership in seven honorary societies and is the recipient of over thirty awards for her leadership, philanthropy, and dedication to science while fostering diversity. Joyonna Gamble-George

Dr. Patricia Bath Siobahn Grady Siobahn is the first woman Computer Science Ph.D. graduate from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (2018). She is an Assistant Professor of Information Science/Systems in the School of Library and Information Science at North Carolina Central University and an Office e-Learning Faculty Fellow at North Carolina Central University. Her research focuses on utilizing machine learning to identify sources of misinformation on social media and toward improving fault detection in autonomous vehicles.

GenTegra Beata Mierzwa Beata Mierzwa studies how human cells divide and shares the beauty of science through art and fashion. Her postdoctoral research aims to advance the world’s understanding of cell division and improve cancer therapy. Beyond her academic career, Beata creates science- themed drawings and clothes. Her hand-drawn illustrations use metaphor to portray scientific concepts in intuitive ways, while her microscopy fashion celebrates the beauty of the molecular world. She also created a science video game, Microscopya, that invites players to explore the beauty inside our cells.

Afua Bruce Afua Bruce is a leading public interest technologist who has spent her career working at the intersection of technology, policy, and society. Her work has spanned the government, non-profit, private, and academic sectors, as she has held senior science and technology positions at the White House, the FBI, IBM, and a couple of nonprofits. As a AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador, Afua engages in efforts to excite girls to consider STEM careers; she has partnered with GoldieBlox, and appeared on CBS's Mission Unstoppable TV show.

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