Choosing our Top Women of Color in S.T.E.M.
Thank you to all who submitted nominations for the 2017 Inaugural Class of The Hidden Figures of Dallas: Top Women of Color in S.T.E.M. We appreciate your support and will notify the selected honorees in on Saturday, February 25, 2017.
Representative, Eddie Bernice Johnson
In December of 2010, Congresswoman Johnson was elected as the first African-American and the first female Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology and is currently in her twelfth term in Congress. From 2000 to 2002, she was the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education. Within these roles, Congresswoman Johnson continues to emphasize the need to invest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
Honorary Event Chair, 30th Congressional District of Texas
Racheal M. Hill
Racheal's passion for STEM outreach and education led her to being selected to serve as a Solar System Ambassador for NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in which she has the distinction of being the first African American female in the State of Texas and the first African American in Dallas County to join this prestigious panel of volunteer space enthusiasts. Racheal is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers DFW Professionals Chapter and sits on the board as the Professional Development Chairperson while serving nationally on the JEDI (Jumpstart to Engineering, Design and Invention) Council for the NSBE Space Special Interest Group.
Selection Committee Chair, Operations Team Manager, McCormick and Co, Inc.
Alicia M. Morgan
After thirteen years in engineering, including working at Lockheed Martin, The Boeing Company and Raytheon, Alicia followed her passion working with youth in the nonprofit sector. She is recently featured in Dallas Morning News in the article 'How the movie “Hidden Figures” inspired Dallas’ black engineering community.” In October 2016, she was the honoree for the K-12 Promotion of Education Award at the Women of Color in STEM Conference.
Advisory Board, Academy of Engineering and Biomedical Sciences at Bryan Adams High School
Jamila founded a 501c3 not for profit organization called WOMEN DIVINE whose vision is to educate, inspire and empower young women to strive for excellence in all areas of their lives. In this capacity, she serves as the President of the Board of Directors as well as founder of WOMEN DIVINE INSTITUTE, LLC. which is a consulting firm that provides a host of services, such as seminars and workshops to for profit and not for profit organizations as well as personal/professional development for youth and adults. As a result of her commitment to her community, she recently won the 2015 WOMAN of the YEAR award from the South Central Dallas Business and Professional Women’s Club.
Coordinator, Dallas ISD African American Success Initiative
Aubrey "Nick" Pittman
He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas, National and American Bar Associations, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Bar Association. Pittman served on and/or led bar association committees including, but not limited to, the Business Litigation, Antitrust, and Intellectual Property Committees. He served on the Board of Governors for the Dallas Symphony Association, the Ford Foundation, and the CAAPCO Foundation. He is a former president of the J. L. Turner Legal Association and founder/former chair of the J. L. Turner Legal Association Foundation.
Managing Partner, The Pittman Law Firm, P.C.
As Vice President of Government Relations and Special Projects for Career Communications Group (CCG), Richard designed and executed Diversity and Inclusion strategies for government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. He also leads the organization’s efforts to address the “digital divide” while exposing youth to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers. Some of his clients include, the U.S.Navy, U.S.Army, U.S.Air Force, The Boeing Company, BAE systems, CACI, NSA, AT&T, General Dynamics, Raytheon and others.
CEO, Butler Communications and Technology Solutions LLC (B-Comm Tech)