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09 Jun: She Rocks! Dr. Tamara McCallum, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Tamara McCallum is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist who continues to develop her love and passion for treating children. Born in Guyana, Dr. McCallum has called home to various countries and cities, including the Turks and Caicos Islands and Washington DC before settling in Miami, FL. She is happy to call South Florida her home for the past 14 years. Dr. Tamara McCallum received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Florida International…

Dr. Keisha N Benn

21 May: Spotlight on Dr. Keisha N. Benn

Name: Kiesha Nicole Benn Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency: Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA Fellowship/Graduate school: Maternal Fetal Medicine, Second year Fellow at The University of Connecticut Health Center Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY Undergraduate: City University of New York: Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, NY, NY.   1) When did you decide you wanted to become a Medical Doctor and what led to this decision? “I knew I wanted to…

Michelle Foster

29 Apr: She Rocks! Michelle Foster – Chemical Engineer Living the American Dream as a Nonprofit CEO

CEO Michelle Foster of KISRA (Kanawha Institute for Social Research and Action) gives a thumbs up for her pet project, an urban farm across from KISRA’s Dunbar headquarters. The huge garden with two greenhouses trains clients in farming skills and markets the locally grown produce. A Guyana native, Michelle was a chemical engineer at Carbide in West Virginia as before opting to run the highly successful KISRA nonprofit program. Born and raised in Guyana, Michelle immigrated to…

10 Dec: She Rocks! Meet Dr. ONEEKA WILLIAMS, Top-Ranked Urologic Surgeon & Children’s Book Author

Dr. Oneeka Williams is a Harvard Medical School Graduate who ranks among the top urologic surgeons in the United States. She was born and raised in Guyana and moved with her family to Barbados at the age of 10. From an early age, her science teacher mother and journalist father instilled in her a love for the sciences and writing. “My childhood was filled with the joys of discovery and exploration as my science teacher…

Dr Sulan Fung

21 Jan: She Rocks! Dental Surgeon – Dr Sulan Fung is Empowered to be Successful

A stellar achiever at a very young age and one of Guyana’s youngest dental surgeons, Dr. Sulan Fung aims to empower young women and spread awareness on her interest – maintaining a healthy mouth. Twenty-four-year-old Sulan began her scholastic career at Stella Maris Nursery at three years old. She later earned a place at Bishops’ High School where she received awards for best debater and best actress, along with elocution prizes. “I got prizes mostly…

13 Jan: She Rocks! Jean Ramdulari Ramkhelawan – First Female Indo-Guyanese Civil Engineer

Civil engineers have one of the world’s most important jobs: with creativity and technical skill, civil engineers plan, design, construct facilities essential to modern life, ranging from roads, bridges, to highway systems and are responsible for shaping our country’s infrastructure. Jean Ramkhelawan holds not only the title of Civil Engineer, but the coveted title of the first woman engineer of Indian descent in Guyana. With determination and resiliency demanded by this taxing profession Jean has…

22 Jul: She Rocks! Meet Nan Mattai – Aerospace Engineer, Avionic Magazine First-Ever Woman of the Year

Among the senior vice presidents at Rockwell Collins; the Iowa-based provider of avionics and information technology systems and services, Nan Mattai is the only woman. “Just the thought that something I say or do may change a life inspires me to be the best I can be,” Ms. Mattai, the Senior Vice President for Engineering and Technology, wrote in an email interview. “So, as a successful woman in a traditionally male-dominated field, I will try…

21 May: Academic Spotlight: Onika Noel – A Physican Scientist in the Making

Meet Onika Noel, Molecular Biology Graduate/Medical Student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. Onika was born in Georgetown, Guyana where she spent her childhood before moving to Brooklyn, New York.  Her interests in the sciences as a teen matured into a motivation to understand the mechanisms of human disease and the application of modern technology to advance treatment and diagnostics. Onika has been engaged in biomedical research as…

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05 Mar: Spotlight on Academics: Research Student Dara Bobb-Semple

Future Scientist, Stony Brook University Class of 2013 Majors: Chemistry; Chemical & Molecular Engineering UNCF-Merck Science Initiative 2012 Award Recipient Dara Bobb-Semple has many accomplishments at Stony Brook – from twice being recognized for achieving a 4.0 GPA, to receiving the MARC award in fall 2011, to being elected to Tau Beta Pi Honor Society (December 2011), to recently being named a recipient of a national award, the 2012 UNCF Merck Undergraduate Science Fellowship! But…