Dr. Rasheda Likely, Ph.D
Advisory CommitteeRasheda 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 minority students.