Co-Chair: Ericka Reid, Ph.D., NIEHS
Ericka Reid, Ph.D., directs the NIEHS Office of Science Education & Diversity (OSED). The Office supports the Institute's diversity efforts to ensure the provision of opportunity and access to information that allows a greater understanding of environmental health science, career possibilities, and related educational preparation and training. She holds a doctorate in Educational Psychology from Georgia State University, as well as a Master’s in Education and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has served as a co-chair of the NC WoCRN since 2016.
Co-Chair: Sharonda LeBlanc, Ph.D., NCSU
Sharonda LeBlanc, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at NC State University. She earned her PhD in Nanoscale Science from UNC Charlotte in 2012. Her current research focuses on understanding the molecular details of essential biological pathways using single molecule fluorescence techniques. She is also interested in exploring biological sensing applications with quantum dots. She has served as a co-chair for the NC WoCRN since 2015.
2023 Symposium Planning Group
NIEHS Office of Science Education and Diversity
Ajaya Francis Jonas
NC State University, College of Education
Stephanie Helms Pickett, Ph.D.
NC State University Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
Molly Puente, Ph.D.
NC State University Proposal Development Unit
Jamila Simpson, Ph.D.
NC State University, College of Sciences