It was in the year 2017, that Mareena Robinson Snowden, broke the shackles when she became the first black woman to earn a Ph,D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Nuclear Engineering. She graduated from Florida A&M University in Physics, science. Then she went to attend MIT, where she did her dissertation research on detectors for future nuclear arms control treaty, she considered mathematician from NASA, Katherine Johnson as her inspiration.
She had a picture of the great mathematician on her wall all the time. She was a model for her. She made her choice from a lot of places. And she settled for the tangible woman. She was a black woman scholar mathematician.
She shared her academic milestone on the social media along side walking with MIT class. She believed in God. She felt grateful to God for all her achievements. She thanked every person who supported her or not supported her. She was also grateful to her family and her husband who took the challenge as his own, and her sisters for reminding her of her powers and friends who kept reminding her to fight harder than before. She also thanked all her professors for fighting for her and against her to keep her spirits high.
She highlighted other black women who are making out in Stem fields by telling them about the place where all the black brains are. She is living in Washington DC and works on nuclear we-apons modernization issues.
We congratulate her and salute her and all other Black women who are blazing their own trail at STEM.