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Rasheda S. Likely


Rasheda Likely is a native of Pensacola, FL. She earned both her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Biology from the University of North Florida. Prior to her doctoral studies at Drexel University, she worked as a medical scientist for the Florida Department of Health where she performed testing during the Zika virus outbreak. While attending Drexel, she has been pivotal in the development and implementation of seven different science curricula across the Greater Philadelphia Area. Over 400 elementary and middle school students have participated in these science programs, two of which were grant funded by the US Department of Education.

Her research passions include developing decolonized science curricula and culturally sustaining assessments. She recently defended her dissertation research titled "Lotions and Potions: Exploring Black Girls' Engagement in and Perceptions of Science Practices through Hair Care". She will begin as an Assistant Professor of Science Education at Kennesaw State University in the Fall of 2020. Dr. Likely takes great delight in imagining and creating learning experiences that reflect the brilliance of minoritized students. 


Howard Kelly

Communication Specialist

Howard has spent the majority of his professional career as a corporate communications and public relations professional; serving  as a staff writer, editor, communications manager and director for such organizations as the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities (DBH/IDS)/Community Behavioral Health (CBH), Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Lincoln National Corporation and Suburban Cable (now Comcast Corporation). 

Howard began his professional writing career as a sports writer with The Tallahassee Democrat in Florida and also covered pro and college sports for the Philadelphia Daily News and The Los Angeles Times, respectively. Howard is a graduate of Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communications and holds a B.A. degree in Journalism. 


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