Dr. Lataisia Jones began her journey in science as an intern at the College of William and Mary where she studied “Cell Cycle Exit Mutations in Caenorhabditis elegans”. She later received her B.S. (2010) and M.S. (2012) at the Virginia State University where she studied Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus. During this time she taught undergrad biology and participated in several outreach opportunities to include teaching young students in Ghana. In 2017, Dr. Jones became the first African American to earn her Ph.D. from the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Medicine at Florida State University.
Her continued mission to further the understanding of neurological disorders that affect children led her to a position at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. where she researched Autism Spectrum Disorders for over two years.
Throughout the year, Dr. Jones visits local schools and after school programs to teach science, expose the youth to different science careers, and spread advice about attending college. She also volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House where she initiated the Young Scientist Wednesdays program to teach kids residing at Children’s National Hospital science through fun hands-on activities. To assist with science education during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Jones started a YouTube show called Kitchen Science which teaches science through experiments that you can do from home with common household items.
Dr. Jones serves as an American Association for the Advancement of Science IF/THEN Ambassador, and recently starred on a CBS show called Mission Unstoppable, WUSA9 Great Day Washington, and WTOP Radio Station. A statue honoring Dr. Jones and the other AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors will soon be unveiled at a park in Dallas, TX as a tribute to female STEM leaders.
Dr. Jones believes that if young girls (especially girls of color) see her working in a lab or read about her achievements, they will believe in their own ability to be anything they dream of becoming and more. With this belief in mind, Dr. Jones recently decided to leave the lab life to pursue more of her passion-filled initiatives through her new Ethics Fellow position at the American Society for Microbiology and her ongoing work within the community.
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Joe and Pat start the series analyzing Ice Cube's Contract with Black America starting with the Preface and the first section on Neo-Liberalism and Representation. They also spend a little bit of time before hand talking about Donald Trump, Democrats vs Republicans, the NCAA, College, and Corona. Tune in and let us know your thoughts on Ice Cube's Contract with Black America.
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This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick open the podcast up talking about Kamala Harris being Biden's VP and her appearance during the Monica & Brandy Verzuz battle, Frankenstein Mosquitoes will be coming to Florida in 2021, and a brief mention about the Al Sharpton March. The crux of the show focused on the NBA Boycott over the shooting of Jacob Blake. They asked the question, will protesting/marching end racism? Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signs a new law that could strip the voting rights of protesters who protest on state property. A black man named Jacob Blake was shot 7 times in the back by police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He was left paralyzed but was handcuffed to his hospital bed. During the Jacob Blake protest, a crazed white teen named Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed two people, but was allowed to go home that night before being arrested the next day. Tune in to hear Joseph and Patrick's thoughts on the topics. Tune in!!!
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