Ebony Blackwell, M.S.

Ebony Blackwell, M.S.

Ebony Blackwell

Position Title
Director: Biology Academic Success Center

Unit
Biology Academic Success Center

Bio

Ebony expects to receive her Ph.D. in Education Administration from the University of New Orleans later this year. She is conducting a Phenomenological study using a Critical Race Feminism lens that explores the lived experiences of Black women currently enrolled in STEM graduate programs in order to better understand how Black women have successfully navigated various life and academic obstacles to persist in STEM.

She received her M.S. and B.S. degrees in Biological Sciences from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette and Southern Louisiana University, respectively. She has 10 years of management experience, most recently at Youth Run NOLA, which aims to create and empower young leaders through running. 

She has held previous positions in the New Orleans area as Coordinator of the Biology Resource Center at Xavier University, Enrollment Advisor at Delgado Community College, and Biology Adjunct Faculty and Career Center Advisor at South Louisiana Community College. She also served as an enlisted soldier and Second Lieutenant in the Louisiana Army National Guard for eight years.