A challenge that I face as a chemistry teacher is how to bring global citizenship in my classroom. As a Nat Geo certified educator and Education Fellow, I have gained valuable tools and support to make this happen. As a result of my expedition to Galapagos with my fellow Grosvenor Teacher Fellow and expedition partner, Emilia Odife, we connected students from Galapagos, Florida and Silicon Valley to share research, ideas and cultures during one of the breakout sessions. The biggest learning- great things happen when students are empowered. I believe in the power of student's ideas!!
Who knew two years ago, when my journey started with National Geographic as a certified educator then as an Educator Fellow, that it will lead me on a stage alongside Dr. Bob Ballard, the deep sea diver and National Geographic Explorer, who discovered Titanic. I was so humbled to share how we have incorporated global citizenship in my AP Chemistry classes.
It was an honor to share my experience in the STEM field as a minority woman at Hidden No More event. This event was sponsored by the State Department. At this event, we had women delegates from over 50 countries. This amazing group of women and their impressive work gives me hope that one day there will be parity in terms of pay or opportunities for women in STEM. Here is a brief description of the Hidden No More event.