Sisterhood Driven by Collaboration and Upliftment

Black women have been and continue to be isolated in science, navigating a system that was historically designed to exclude them. BWEEMS empowers Black women in science by offering a supportive global community, that promotes a culture of acceptance and highlights their contributions made in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Science in efforts to provide greater visibility.

Amplifying Voices in Ecology, Evolution, 
and Marine Science

Within ecology, evolution, and marine science, we love to celebrate our members who continue to be driven in their work, contribute to the BWEEMS community, and achieve much through their career. View our honored members below.
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Cameron Oglesby

Cameron Oglesby is an environmental justice advocate, oral historian, and journalist who is dedicated to re-centering the voices, narratives, and knowledge of historically disinvested communities in conservation, environmental policy, storytelling, and corporate decision-making. She is the project lead for The Environmental Justice Oral History Project: A storytelling hub and repository that combines the tradition of oral history with student journalism, podcasting, mini-documentary film, educational events, oral history resources, and community-facilitated research to provide a comprehensive view of environmental justice in the U.S. South.

CAREER STAGE
Early Career
LOCATION
Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
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Jasmin Graham

Jasmin Graham is a shark scientist and environmental educator who specializes in elasmobranch (shark and ray) ecology and evolution. Her research interests include smalltooth sawfish movement ecology and hammerhead shark phylogeny. She has a passion for science education and making science more accessible to everyone. Jasmin is the President and CEO of Minorities in Shark Sciences (MISS), an organization dedicated to supporting women of color in shark sciences.

CAREER STAGE
Early Career
LOCATION
Sarasota, FL, USA
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Dawn J. Wright, PhD

Dr. Dawn Wright is Chief Scientist of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (aka Esri), a world-leading geographic information system (GIS) software and data science company. Core to Esri’s mission is to inspire and enable people to positively impact their future by connecting them with the geoanalytic knowledge needed to make the critical decisions shaping the planet. Hence, Esri believes that geography is at the heart of a more resilient and sustainable future. As Chief Scientist, Dawn is responsible for strengthening the scientific foundation for Esri software and services, while representing Esri to the international scientific community.

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Established Professional
LOCATION
Redlands, CA, USA
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Richmond, Virginia, USA
Aaliyah Bevans
Biology Major & Chemistry Minor, Virginia Union University
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Oxford, Mississippi, USA
Akacia Halliday-Isaac
PhD Student, University of Mississippi, Department of Biology
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Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Aliyah Griffith, MS
PhD Student
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Blacksburg, VA, USA
Amber Wendler
PhD Candidate, Virginia Tech
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Honolulu, HI, USA
Anamica Bedi de Silva
PhD Candidate, University of Hawaii at Manoa Dept. Oceanography
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Atlanta, GA
Andrea R. Williams
Operations Manager (BWEEMS), President (NABS), PADI IDC Staff Instructor
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West Palm Beach, FL, USA
Aneese Williams
Environmental Management Systems Coordinator, City of West Palm Beach, Public Utilities Department
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France/Barbados
Angelique Brathwaite
Director Science and Conservation, Blue finance
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Durham, NC, USA
Anjali D. Boyd
Marine Scientist, Educator, Entrepreneur, and Elected Official.
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Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Barbara Pinheiro, PhD
Post Doc Researcher at Federal University of Alagoas UFAL- Brazil
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Chattanooga, TN
Brianna Taylor, MS
Naturalist
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South Bend
Camille Mosley
PhD Student, University of Notre Dame
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Gulf Breeze, FL, USA
Chrissy Brown
Managing Director, Sustainajungle
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Louisville, KY
Dana Braxton, PhD
Bowling Green State University
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Redlands, CA, USA
Dawn J. Wright, PhD
Chief Scientist, Environmental Systems Research Institute
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Yorktown
Deidre M Gibson, PhD
Chair of Marine and Environmental Science, Hampton University
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Coral Gables, FL, USA
Delia Shelton, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Miami
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Bretagne
Dominique Cowart, PhD
Aquatic molecular ecologist
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North Miami Beach, FL, USA
Erin Johnson
PhD Student, Florida International University Biological Sciences Dept.
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Miami, FL, USA
Flavie Auguste
Undergraduate Student, Florida International University
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UK and Martinique
Frédérique Fardin
PhD Student, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
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Boulder, Colorado, USA
Gabriella Brinkley
Masters Student at University of Colorado Boulder
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Raleigh, NC, USA
Ileana Fenwick
PhD Student, UNC Chapel Hill Marine Sciences
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London, UK
Inka Cresswell
Researcher, Wildspace Poductions
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Portland, Oregon, USA
Janelle Layton, MS
Graduate Student, Oregon State University, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences
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Sarasota, FL, USA
Jasmin Graham
President/CEO, Minorities in Shark Sciences
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Houston, Texas, USA
Joyah Watkins, MS
PhD Student, Rice University, Department of Biosciences
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Juliana S. Leal, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Rio de Janeiro State University, Department of Ecology
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Miami, Florida, USA
J’nesse Balkman
Undergraduate Student, University of Miami
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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Keiko Wilkins
PhD Candidate at University of Hawaii and NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholar
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Miami, FL, USA
Khrista Nicholas
Marine Science and Biology Undergraduate, University of Miami
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Miami, Florida, USA
LaTreese S. Denson, PhD
Stock Assessment Analyst, NOAA NMFS
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Tempe, AZ, USA
Lekelia "Kiki" Jenkins, PhD
Associate Professor, Arizona State University
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Boston, MA
Lynette Strickland, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Boston University
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Coral Gables, Florida, USA
Lys Myriam Isma
PhD Student, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science.
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College Station, Texas, USA
Makeda Mills
Graduate Student, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University
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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Mariam Hamzat
PhD Student, Northeastern University
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Olympia, WA, USA
Marisa Litz, MS, PhD
Research Scientist, WDFW
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Gloucester Point, VA, USA
Maya Thomas
PhD Student, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
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Detroit, MI, USA
Miyah Brooks
Howard University Student
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Moronke Harris
Founder, The Imaginative Scientist | PhD Student, University of Victoria
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Boston/Nahant, Massachusetts, USA
Mya Darsan, PhD
PhD Student, Northeastern University, Department of Marine and Environmental Science
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Providence, RI, USA
Natalie Baillargeon
External Affairs Analyst, Woodwell Climate Research Center
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Miami, Florida, USA
Natalyn Jones
Graduate Student, University of Miami Rsmas
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Concord, North Carolina, USA
Natasha Feaster
Pfeiffer University, Environmental Science Major
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Bethlehem, PA, USA
Natasha N. Woods
Assistant Professor, Moravian University, Biological Sciences Department
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Nepsis García Lara
Graduate Research Assistant, Nova Southeastern University
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Athens, Georgia, USA
Nicole Solano
PhD Student, University of Georgia
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Miami, Florida, USA
Nikki Traylor-Knowles, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director University of Miami
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Toronto, Canada
Raisha Lovindeer
Postdoc Researcher, University of British Columbia
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Galveston, TX, USA
Rayna Nolen
PhD Candidate, Texas A&M University at Galveston
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Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Reneisha K. Sweet
MS student, Jackson State University
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Charleston, SC, USA
Robin Garcia
Science Communication Trainer, COMPASS
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Santa Cruz, California, Santa Cruz
Salma Abdel-Raheem, MS
PhD Student, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
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Savannah, GA, USA
Savannah Clax
Master's Student, Oregon State University
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New Providence, The Bahamas
Shania L. Brown, MS
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Shannan S. Yates
PhD Student, Tulane University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Miami, Florida, USA
Shatiyana Dunn
MPS Student, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sierra Taliaferro
Founder, The Green Obsidian
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Statesboro, GA, USA
Sophie George, PhD
BWEEMS Member
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Miami, Florida, USA
Stephanie L. Wright
Master of Professional Science Student, University of Miami
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Rohnert Park, California, USA
Tailyn Brown
Master’s Candidate, Sonoma State University
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United Kingdom
Terita Deare
MSc Student, University of Exeter
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Durham, NH, USA
Theresa B Oehmke, PhD
University of New Hampshire - Durham, NH
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Silver Spring, MD
Victoria Moreno
Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator of NOAA Research
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Palo Alto, CA, USA
Victoria Watson-Zink, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University
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San Francisco, California, USA
Whitney D. Wyche
Environmental Science - Recent Grad
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New York City, New York, USA
Yasmine Addo
Research Specialist Working with Killifish
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Chicago, IL, USA
Zora Beaty, MS
Undergraduate Student, Pomona College, Biology Department
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