STEMming in Stilettos with Dr. Toshia

Meet Dr. Sibrina Collins: STEM Journey through Community College; Having a Personal Broad of Directors; Having Impact

March 30, 2021 Dr. Natoshia Anderson
STEMming in Stilettos with Dr. Toshia
Meet Dr. Sibrina Collins: STEM Journey through Community College; Having a Personal Broad of Directors; Having Impact
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STEMming in Stilettos with Dr. Toshia
Meet Dr. Sibrina Collins: STEM Journey through Community College; Having a Personal Broad of Directors; Having Impact
Mar 30, 2021
Dr. Natoshia Anderson

Episode Main Points

1) She is a Nerd and proud of it. She had a love for chemistry early and it never left her. 
2) I love that she is unapologetic about her journey through community college and what her time there brought to her. She matured and got what she needed there before moving on to an HBCU.
3) She believes in mentoring and knows the importance of seeing others who look like you in the space that you want to move into. 
4)I love that she calls her friends her "Personal Board of Directors." They help to ground her, push her and tell her the truth. We all need one...a board of directors that is.
5) Be willing to tell your story. Your testimony can help somebody else.

Dr. Sabrina Collins Bio: 

Dr. Sibrina N. Collins is an inorganic chemist and STEM administrator. She began her college career at Highland Park Community College (Highland Park, Michigan), where she earned an associate of science degree in 1990. Dr. Collins later earned a B.A. in chemistry (cum laude) in 1994 from Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan). She earned her M.S. (1996) and Ph.D. (2000) both in the field of inorganic chemistry, from The Ohio State University under the direction of Professor Bruce Bursten. As a graduate student at OSU, she received significant training as a photochemist, where she used light to study chemical reactions and photochemically reactive molecules. She later completed a postdoctoral appointment at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) with Professor Isiah Warner, where she focused on heart disease research.

Between 2003 and 2006, Dr. Collins was an assistant professor of chemistry at Claflin University, an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Her research efforts at Claflin University focused on the crystal-engineering of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), which have many potential applications as electronic materials. Dr. Collins has also worked as a writer and editor for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC. From May 2006 to May 2008, she served as the Director of Graduate Diversity Recruiting for the University of Washington (Seattle, WA).

Dr. Collins most recently served as the Director of Education at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, which is the leading cultural institution focused on the African American experience. In this new role, she focused on the science education and social studies programming for the Wright Museum. Dr. Collins is now the Executive Director of The Marburger STEM Center (MSC), housed on the campus of Lawrence Technological University. The Marburger STEM Center is the intellectual home of campus-wide STEM initiatives at LTU, which promotes inclusiveness, excellence, creativity and innovation.

Website: sabrinaspeaks.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sibrina-collins



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Show Notes

Episode Main Points

1) She is a Nerd and proud of it. She had a love for chemistry early and it never left her. 
2) I love that she is unapologetic about her journey through community college and what her time there brought to her. She matured and got what she needed there before moving on to an HBCU.
3) She believes in mentoring and knows the importance of seeing others who look like you in the space that you want to move into. 
4)I love that she calls her friends her "Personal Board of Directors." They help to ground her, push her and tell her the truth. We all need one...a board of directors that is.
5) Be willing to tell your story. Your testimony can help somebody else.

Dr. Sabrina Collins Bio: 

Dr. Sibrina N. Collins is an inorganic chemist and STEM administrator. She began her college career at Highland Park Community College (Highland Park, Michigan), where she earned an associate of science degree in 1990. Dr. Collins later earned a B.A. in chemistry (cum laude) in 1994 from Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan). She earned her M.S. (1996) and Ph.D. (2000) both in the field of inorganic chemistry, from The Ohio State University under the direction of Professor Bruce Bursten. As a graduate student at OSU, she received significant training as a photochemist, where she used light to study chemical reactions and photochemically reactive molecules. She later completed a postdoctoral appointment at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) with Professor Isiah Warner, where she focused on heart disease research.

Between 2003 and 2006, Dr. Collins was an assistant professor of chemistry at Claflin University, an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Her research efforts at Claflin University focused on the crystal-engineering of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), which have many potential applications as electronic materials. Dr. Collins has also worked as a writer and editor for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC. From May 2006 to May 2008, she served as the Director of Graduate Diversity Recruiting for the University of Washington (Seattle, WA).

Dr. Collins most recently served as the Director of Education at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, which is the leading cultural institution focused on the African American experience. In this new role, she focused on the science education and social studies programming for the Wright Museum. Dr. Collins is now the Executive Director of The Marburger STEM Center (MSC), housed on the campus of Lawrence Technological University. The Marburger STEM Center is the intellectual home of campus-wide STEM initiatives at LTU, which promotes inclusiveness, excellence, creativity and innovation.

Website: sabrinaspeaks.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sibrina-collins



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