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.

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


Knatokie M. Ford, PhD

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


Adapted for television from the #1 bestseller children's picture book by Andrea Beaty,  the "Ada Twist, Scientist" series comes from "Doc McStuffins" creator Chris Nee and Higher Ground, President Obama and Michelle Obama's production company.  The show centers on eight-year old Ada Twist and her two best friends, Rosie Revere and Iggy Peck, who are asking big questions and working together to solve problems and discover the truth about everything!

Kerri Grant serves as showrunner, co-executive producer and story editor. Dr. Ford served as a science consultant along with Alie Ward.

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. 

Creating Inclusive Content on YouTube

Dr. Ford oversaw development of YouTube's first-ever "Creating Inclusive Content" resources. 

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