Who is Dr. Knatokie Ford?

Biomedical Scientist. Creative Science Communicator. Midwesterner with a slightly southern twang. Lover of the arts, good music, bright lipstick, and big hair. Soul sistah. Motivator. Dreamer. Game Changer. Believer.

Education

 

Harvard University

PhD, Experimental Pathology

Dissertation: Role of VEGF in the Adult: A Tale of Two Epithelia.

Advisor: Patricia D'Amore

 

Clark Atlanta University

BS/MS, Chemistry/Biological Chemistry

Master’s Thesis: Down-regulation of the m2-mAChR is induced by ubiquitination of b-arrestin.

Gigs 

 

Fly Sci™ Enterprise, LLC

Founder and CEO

Obama White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Former Senior Policy Advisor

                                                        

Other affiliations

STEM/Entertainment Engagement Advisor 

Association of National Advertisers' #SeeHer Initiative

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured in...

Dr. Ford is featured among some incredible women in the 2018 BLACK GIRLS ROCK! book by DJ Beverly Bond. 

From imposter syndrome to Hidden Figures  and even a water cooler moment with President Obama, this fun article is a snapshot of Dr. Ford's inspiring story. 

Passion 

 

Academic empowerment of children.

 

Innovative use of entertainment media to promote social change, particularly as it pertains to public perception and participation  in STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math) careers. 

TEDx

Knatokie M. Ford, PhD

Check out this TEDx on the imposter syndrome and the "Image of STEM" project! 

News

2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival 

NBC Washington News 4 Your Sunday discussion of the 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival featuring Dr. Knatokie Ford, Festival Director Marc Schulman, and Lockheed Martin Engineer Eleanor Nave. 

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