Gail chats with Kenya Hairston, an astonishing woman who resides in Gahanna, Ohio with her husband and a 14-year-old son. In her spare time, she runs, practices yoga, participates in Zumba, and joins in fellowship with family and friends. Let’s get to know her roller coaster journey and how she didn’t give up on her passion in the STEM field.

Expose yourself at a young age.

Kenya shares her thoughts on how to enjoy going to school and continuing to move forward toward her passion despite the differences between her and the other people around her.

  • Find your group with whom you can relate throughout your journey.
  • Find something that truly interests you (aside from your academic interests)
  • Know your purpose and walk in your passion.

Gail asks Kenya how she ended up in the STEM field and who encouraged her to follow this path. It’s an inspiring story about figuring out what you truly want to do and who you want to become so that you can be happy throughout your career and personal life.

Find out:

  • What is STEM?
  • What is Kenya’s own business, Timple Transformation, LLC all about?
  • Which programs and resources Kenya shares to guide you when you begin your college education with a STEM major.
  • The statistics of an African American woman in the STEM program at both the undergraduate level and for those with a PhD.
  • Kenya’s mission being at the Advisory Board table, especially as it relates to people of color.
  • How to utilize your resources and where to find them (you will find this super helpful!)

Kenya shares the one thing that she wants us to remember when we talk about people of color in the STEM field. She also ends with some words of encouragement when it comes to making a decision for yourself.

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