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Who we are ?

Founded in 2012, we are an innovative 501(C)3 non-profit organization.

We aim to help girls break through systematic barriers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), by encouraging them to explore careers in those fields.

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The vision is SIMPLE.

To empower and equip all girls to be catalysts in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by breaking the status quo.

Our Mission

As the world evolves, so do we. We are guided by a vision of breaking the status quo in STEM – a world where all girl’s equal opportunity rights are no longer questioned, forgotten, or marginalized. We evolved from the mission of bridging the gap in STEM careers for girls and minorities to breaking the status quo in STEM for ALL girls.

Our Core Approach

Parental/guardian involvement is critical. We know that a girl’s growth and development begins with the parental/guardian foundation. The core approach breaks into three dimensions that we call our core principles: Mentoring, Tutoring, and Field Experiences.

The Status Quo

PinkSTEM empowers girls and equips them to navigate beyond any under-representation, disadvantage, and/or disability. They are not merely products of their environments. They are producers of their environments. They can run companies and even countries. They can positively impact their communities and their generation. Together we can build the world we want to live in. A world where girls lead at every level in STEM. Together we can break the status quo

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FOUNDER

Tamika Ray-Head

USAF Veteran

Phone: 678-318-1891
Email: thead@pinksteminc.com
Location: Greater Atlanta and Middle Georgia
Degrees: AS Airway Science (Air Traffic Control Concentration
-AS Cardiopulmonary Sciences (Respiratory Therapy Concentration
BS Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Ma.Ed Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Ed.S -Specialist Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Experience: 21 years of Experience
Hobbies:  Reading, Traveling, STEM
Working Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Tamika Ray-Head is the Founder and Executive Director of PinkSTEM Inc.

Her current position is the STEM Director and Robotics Coach of surrounding groups in Atlanta Metro Area. She began her journey for mentoring youth in 1998 for the Boys and Girls Club in Augusta GA. She volunteered there several summers as a tutor and mentor. Upon graduating high school with Honors in Augusta Georgia, Tamika joined the US Air Force following her dad’s footsteps. During her tenure she was an Air Traffic Controller Supervisor and trainer (5 years), she then held a position as a Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Supervisor (Respiratory Therapy Concentration) for 3 years. Tamika has obtained multiple degrees in both fields including Education.

She volunteered as a Big Brother, Big Sister also while in the military.” After separation, she volunteered once more at two BGCA’s. Tamika Head’s next journey began as an Educator. She has taught Algebra, Honors Physical Science, Honors Chemistry, Earth Science, Social Science, Computer Science and her favorite Anatomy and Physiology. She is currently teaching as a Honors Science Teacher in Warner Robins, GA and operating this organization simultaneously.

Tamika is the CEO of Government Education Consulting Business PEEC (Pink Engineering Educational Consultants, LLC) which hires Engineers, IT Professionals (www.pinkengineeringedu.com) and Medical Professionals (www.bhslabs.com) through her company to consult educators and students. She also is a partner with multiple employment agencies within the government sector nationwide and community service organizations. She is the proud wife and mother of 3 daughters and expecting her 3rd. Her girls enjoy equestrian riding, dance, gymnastics, theatre, and of course STEM! Her oldest daughter desires to be a Marine Biologist and Veterinarian.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Dr. Misty Bryant

Email: mistybryant@pinksteminc.com

Degrees: B.S. Psychology, MS in Counseling Studies, Ph.D in Human Services (2018)

Experience: 15+ years of one-to-one, peer and group mentoring. Enrichment teacher for Clayton and Henry County Schools. Founder of Hootie Avenue, LLC, providing resources for funding to non-profit organizations and charitable fundraisers.

Hobbies: Crafting and traveling

Over the years, Dr. Misty Bryant has dedicated her studies and fieldwork to youth development and leadership. She provides one-to-one school-based preparatory mentoring and group mentoring for students who require academic, social and developmental support.

   Dr. Misty Bryant is the Program Director for PinkSTEM Inc. Over the years, Dr. Bryant has dedicated her studies and fieldwork to youth development and leadership. She provides one-to-one school-based preparatory mentoring and group mentoring for students who require academic, social and developmental support. She is an alumnus of Troy University (B.S in Psychology), Capella University (M.S. in Counseling Studies), and Walden University where she has recently earned a Ph.D. in Human Services. Currently, Dr. Bryant is a mentor for Walden Ph.D. candidates and has recently been published in a peer-reviewed journal. She is currently working on several research projects, including three journal articles and a book that will be published throughout the current year. Dr. Bryant is the proud mother of four beautiful children and enjoys spending time with her granddaughter.

   As a Program Director, Dr. Bryant looks forward to working with the board and staff to help develop and implement programs designed to empower our young girls! She is excited to work with an organization that understands the value of guidance and support with a core approach centered on parental/guardian involvement.

TEAM MEMBER

Raioni Madison-Jones

 Raioni Madison-Jones is the founder and Executive Director of 3D Girls, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to educate and empower young women to be advocates for themselves and their families. She is an alumnus of Clayton State and Kansas State University where she received a Master’s Degree in Family Studies and Human Services. She founded 3D Girls, Inc. in the summer of 2012 with 8 girls in the program. Since then, 3D Girls, Inc. has served over 300 families annually through youth programming, prenatal and parent education and outreach efforts. Through COVID-19 relief efforts the organization has distributed over 32,000 diapers, delivered 230+ care packages, provided 85 uber rides to help moms in need, hosted 8 pop-up and virtual community baby showers and supports 100 single-parent led families during the holidays.

   Ms. Madison-Jones has dedicated her life to the children of our future as a 2016 Teach for America Corp Member. It is through this affiliation that she has served as an Induction Team Leader for incoming Corp Members, a member of Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) and a 2019 Teach for America Social Innovation Fellow. She brightened the lives of students in the metro-Atlanta area for over 7 years as an educator. As a volunteer, Raioni has served on the Program Committee for the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia, helping to connect mothers with resources. Along with being an active member of the women’s empowerment group, JEWELS of GA, Inc., she volunteers over 20 hours a month with local organizations to mobilize resources to families across the Metro-Atlanta area.

   Ms. Madison-Jones was named the 2020 Social Innovator of the Year by Plywood People and continues to explore innovative ways to address critical disparities that impact young women and girls. There is no limit of positive characteristics to describe Raioni, but if one were to make mention, they would have to acknowledge her creativeness, passion, drive, talent and compassion for youth.

TEAM MEMBER

Skye Schwarts

Degrees: Arizona State University Online, Biological Sciences, December 2020

Dedicated and highly motivated individual who has over five years of experience in space communications and operations.

Quick learner who is open to expanding her knowledge in various fields with the end goal of becoming an aviator and astronaut.

TEAM MEMBER

KeAira Davis

Micro-Biology Mentor

KeAira Davis is originally from Macon, Georgia. A graduate of Clark Atlanta University, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. KeAira also holds a Master of Science degree in Biology/Microbiology. Matriculating through undergraduate studies, she participated in the Clark Atlanta University, Center of Cancer Research Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) as a summer intern. KeAira was under the mentorship of Dr. Joann Powell and her project focused on “Localization of AhR using Immunocytochemical Staining and Western Blot Analysis.”The type of drugs demonstrated showed localization in the nucleus of prostate cancer cells. While completing her Master’s degree, KeAira had the opportunity to participate in an internship, Research Experience for Undergraduate and Graduate Students (REUG) in China. During this opportunity, she was under the mentorship of Dr. Tyesha Farmerfrom Alabama A&M University and Dr. Liming Bian from Nanjing Forestry University. Her Master’s report focus was “Phenotypic correlations among traits within Chinese fir tree.” It determined the assessment of growth traits, physical features, and province of origin in 30 trees randomly selected in China. The project examined the variation and degree of correlation between these traits.

   KeAira is a third year Ph.D. student and a member of Dr. Kelly Rice lab. Her work focuses on the “Effects of Simulated Microgravity Growth on Streptococcus mutans Physiology”. Her current work is funded through the NASA Space grant. She also held a position as a Pink S.T.E.M. Ambassador since 2014. She has been heavily involved in Pink S.T.E.M. working closely with her mentor Tamika Ray-Head as a Program Director. She has helped with writing grants and attended grant writing workshops. She has taught classes and courses which are related to the science field.

TEAM MEMBER

Attiyya Houston

Attiyya majored in engineering to challenge the assumption of what an engineer could look like.

Phone: (404) 513-4769
Email: attiyya.n.houston@gmail.com
Degrees: B.E. Biomedical Engineering
Hobbies: Learning, dancing, and problem solving

Biomedical Engineering Mentor

   Throughout her time in college, she kept busy with multiple organizations including the Vanderbilt Juggling and Physical Arts Club, the National Society of Black Engineers, and Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. During this time, she was able to get a first-hand look at how differences in educational backgrounds impact the overall college experience as well as student success.

   These observations have inspired her to explore topics of education equity, especially as it relates to STEM education, women, and minorities. She believes that to change the climate of women in STEM, we must change the images associated with them. Programs like PinkSTEM are doing just that by inspiring girls to see themselves and their peers as the next generation of scientists and engineers. She’s excited to join program founder, Tamika Ray-Head, and program director, Misty Bryant, in this pursuit.

TEAM MEMBER

Danielle Briana Mathis

Along with managing school and CPromise, Danielle enjoys supporting other community initiatives from her peers and one of her mentors, such as PinkSTEM, The Diamond Campaign, and Macon It.

Phone: 1-678-271-2485
Email: daniemathis@gmail.com
Experience: President and gospel choir director of the G.I.F.T.E.D. Christian organization, Research for healthcare and medicine under the department of Industrial and Systems Engineering,
Hobby: singing, writing, event planning

Engineer, Social Entrepreneur, Creative

   Danielle Briana Mathis is a proud native of Macon, GA and alumna of Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, concentration in Quality and Statistics, and a certificate in Advanced Personalized Learning from the National Academy of Engineering.

   She is founder of the non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Caterpillar’s Promise, Inc., which motivates others, especially the youth, to use their talents in STEM and the Arts for the greater good. With her organization, she was able to implement many initiatives, one being K12 STEAM programming that was initially funded by original musical productions that she wrote, directed, and debuted.

   She has traveled the country and the world solving problems using innovative engineering throughout various roles over the years and plans to continue those endeavors. She currently calculates and analyzes block times for Delta Air Lines as an Analytics Specialist within the Operations Control Center, known as the heartbeat of Delta.

   Prior to Delta, Danie acquired different roles and projects under the Insights and Data team for a consulting firm, which granted her the opportunity to travel to India on a business visa along with other destinations. While in college, she also gained years of experience in process engineering for the Air Force working directly on the flightline with the C-130, F-15, C5, C17, and more. Additionally, through GA Tech programs, she enjoyed service, research, and/or engineering consultant work with non-profit organizations which granted her the opportunity to travel to Haiti, Kenya, London and cities in the United States. Also, she was able to help implement a vaccine distribution planning system for the Marshall Islands through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

   Additionally, she just recently started her own company, DBMeta Studios LLC, which focuses on transforming database information into art form as well as houses her creativity especially the fusion between STEM and the Arts. Her goal is to expand her platform using her engineering background, analytical skills, and creativity in order to make an impact on her surrounding communities and the world.

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