What if you were only one of 63 Black women in American history to get a Ph.D in physics?
Noted not only for her incredible strides in the fields of astronomy and physics but also for her activist work in those fields, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a definite role model for women of color pursuing work in STEM fields.
In her research, Prescod-Weinstein specializes in the evolution and composition of the universe, exploring problems around dark matter and questions of how the universe came to be.
“All of these people around us, who are making sure that our working environment and our home environment function so that we can get work done, are part of the scientific process—and part of the activist process, in my case,” Dr. Prescod-Weinstein noted in an interview with The Huffington Post. “So, I have to give them credit for that.”