White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans Hosts Twitter Roundtable on STEAM
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

To commemorate 2013 American Education Week (November 18-22), The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA) is hosting a series of Twitter roundtables on several pressing topics, including Black male achievement, academic excellence and cultivating interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Engineering (STEAM). During Tuesday’s chat, “Code Switch,” special guests, which included founder of Black Girls Code Kimberly Bryant, Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani and biologist DNLEE, Hajj Flemings, founder and CEO of Brand Camp University, as well as co-founder of Student Ventures, founder of SOCIALgrlz Marissa Jennings and poet and Chicago native Jessica Disu, discussed getting more young women of color into STEAM.  If you weren’t able to participate in the chat, don’t fret– we’ve aggregated the top tweets in our Storify below:

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With a focus on news and the under 35 crowd, Martinez develops engaging, daily reports for BlackEnterprise.com. She also pens the blog, After School Daze: Life After Undergrad, where she delves into the day-to-day issues and concerns of recent graduates trying to adapt to life off campus. Prior to Black Enterprise, the Bronx, N.Y. native contributed to Latina, Latina.com, Honeymag.com, Syracuse Record and The Post-Standard. When she's not writing articles, the self-proclaimed travelista is on the prowl for her next excursion.   Martinez holds a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism and sociology from Syracuse University.


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