EWU McNair Scholar Christina Hudson was invited to contribute to BlackPast.org as part of their STEM internship program, after connecting with Tam'ra-Kay Francis, Ph.D. from University of Washington's Chemistry Department at the 2021 Gabriel E. Gallardo Research, Student Leadership & Advocacy Symposium.
From the BlackPast.org Factsheet: BlackPast.org, founded on February 1, 2007, is broadly conceived to provide reference information on people of African ancestry in the United States and around the world. BlackPast.org is supported by a volunteer staff of twelve and nearly 900 volunteer contributors from six continents. The website has more than 7,200 pages and is free and ungated. New features are added regularly.
Christina's contributions include profiles on marine biologist, environmental strategist, and policy expert Ayana Elizabeth Johnson; biomedical engineer, patented inventor, and author of children’s literature Dr. Arlyne Simon; and queer actor, writer, producer, social media marketing manager, and forager Alexis Nikole Nelson who rose to popularity on TikTok as Black Forager.
Christina's articles further BlackPast.org's mission of providing a global audience with reliable and accurate information on the history of African America and of people of African ancestry around the world. Check out Christina's articles to learn more about Black women in STEM!