"I hope you are as excited to be a part of my journey and this experience as I am. I look forward to sharing my perspective and getting to know you through your feedback. It will be fun and challenging to discuss science, academics, being socially in-tune and AWKWARD, controversial topics. Certainly, messages that everyone can benefit from.
Welcome to my blog family!!! "
- Dr. Queen
A woman ready to inspire, uplift, and change the world around her; Dr. Ashley Queen is in an exciting place in her life where she has taken center stage. Born and raised in Maryland within the region coined "The DMV"; Dr. Queen was able to grow and develop in a very diverse region while also having exposure to the unique social, political, and professional landscape of living near the Nation's capitol.
From a young age, Dr. Queen was raised with the expectation to perform well in school. A child of two parents who are quite outspoken, she never felt that her voice should not be heard, but on the contrary she was quite the shy and quiet child who only really had small [yet] memorable moments of speaking her mind. As any introvert should know, that while they may tend to not speak often, the mind is an incredible sponge. Uniquely, it can breed an incredibly insightful person who has so much more to offer the world than the standard expectations society often assigns.
She has a Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Coppin State University and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Microbiology from Howard University. She has served in roles as a CMC reviewer, Research Microbiologist, Subject Matter Expert, an Adjunct Faculty member, and continually as a mentor to students and peers.
Dr. Queen knew that she was carrying something special that the world could use. Her purpose is greater than herself so she broke through those barriers of past social anxiety (a.k.a being shy) and the images and stereotypes placed upon her by others to rise as her namesake; a Queen. She is a strong advocate for encouraging interest in the S.T.E.M field. She is an advocate for social justice and civil rights, particularly as they affect her fellow Black Americans. She is an advocate for filtering through the noise and seeing the beauty and value of people around you. She is empowered by seeing and helping others become their best self. And she most importantly, can never be fully defined by anyone's box.
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