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Official Bio

Dr. Knatokie Ford is Founder and CEO of Fly Sci® Enterprise, an education and media consulting organization focused on leveraging the power of storytelling to promote social change, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. A biomedical scientist, social entrepreneur and international advocate for equity and inclusion in education, media, and STEM careers, Dr. Ford has shared her work and compelling story throughout the United States and around the world. She has worked with a number of leading organizations, including YouTube, Disney, and Netflix where she consulted on Ada Twist, Scientist. She also was an Executive Advisor for the Association of National Advertisers’ SeeHer movement.


Dr. Ford previously served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where she designed and led the “Image of STEM” project. Prior to that, she was a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at OSTP with the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). In this capacity, she managed concurrent projects on education technology and improving the nation’s healthcare system, in addition to working with OSTP’s STEM inclusion team. Dr. Ford was a postdoctoral fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She also spent time in Los Angeles working in the entertainment industry and as a middle school teacher in an underserved community.


Dr. Ford has served on the Barbie Global Advisory Council, YouTube Kids Global Advisory Committee, and the Toy Association’s STEM/STEAM Strategic Leadership Committee. She received her PhD in Experimental Pathology from Harvard University and her BS/MS in Chemistry from Clark Atlanta University.

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Selected Press

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‘Eureka!’: Loretta Devine, Sheila E. & Misty Copeland Among Cast For Disney Jr. Animated Series; Trailer Released. May 2022

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‘Wondrium Insights’ Launches This Summer with Sugar Ray Leonard, Diana Nyad, Mary Lambert and Others. April 2022 

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ANA’s SeeHer Campaign Launches Latina-Focused Storytelling Guide. Oct 2021

InstructureCon logo, Angela Duckworth, Dr. Knatokie Ford, Lauren Bush Lauren to Headline InstructureCon 2021 Virtual Conference. Sept 2021.

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OWN and SeeHer Create Guide to Improve Representation of Black Women in Media. March 2021

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Obamas Team With Chris Nee for Netflix Animated Preschool Series. Oct 2020

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Former Advisor in Obama White House is on a Mission to Build a Brighter Future for STEM. December 2017

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FutureHero Dr. Knatokie Ford: Wonder Woman of STEM. October 2017

Highlighted Events

ESSENCE House: Hollywood Edition 2020

BGR! Fest 2019

White House Hidden Figures Panel

AOL Build Series Smart Girls Science Panel

Women's Choice Awards 2017

SeeHer Red Carpet at 2020 SAG Awards

Global Citizen #SheIsEqual Summit 2018

Hidden Figures dinner with STEM Leaders

LA Promise Fund Hidden Figures Screening for 10,000 girls

Build Series Fueled by Failure Panel

Girls Build Leadership Summit

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