Adrienne is a biologist and founder/CEO of STREAM Innovations, which is a non-profit that develops programs to provide students with exposure, experiences, and engagement in STREAM fields (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).
Adrienne grew up in Fairfield, Alabama, and loved science, discovery, and using her imagination. When she was in 3rd grade, Adrienne asked her parents for a microscope for Christmas, which she used to study plants and insects in her backyard. That’s where her love of science started!
Adrienne went to graduate school and earned a PhD in Biological Sciences. She later completed training at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she studied the differences between African-American and European-American patients with breast and prostate cancer.
Following her time at NIH, Adrienne returned to Alabama and founded a nonprofit called STREAM Innovations. The organization’s mission is to encourage students from undervalued and underserved communities to explore Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STREAM) and create solutions to real-world problems in their communities.
Adrienne continues to lead STREAM Innovations and bring programs to students that are underrepresented in STREAM fields. STREAM Innovations has partnered with local K-8 schools, libraries, recreation centers, and universities to develop programs that support and extend existing STEM-based efforts.
“We must be the catalyst to ensure that discovery and innovation are available to anyone with a passion to pursue it.”
Let’s get you started on your own STEM adventure.
Below are just a few resources to help structure your way forward so that you can take the next steps towards a future in science, technology, engineering, and math.