They say, Education is the greatest equalizer in the world; although some would claim so is democracy, but I would take that with a pinch of salt know how shady politicians can get. In today’s Women in Tech feature, we would like to introduce you to Mareena Snowden; the first Black Woman to earn a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from MIT.
In her early 30s, Mareena Robinson Snowden on June 8, 2018, became the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). No mean feat given how rife the field is with predominantly white male students.
On a post on Instagram, Mareena wrote “Grateful for every part of this experience. Every person who supported me and those who didn’t. Grateful for a praying family, a husband who took on this challenge as his own, sisters who reminded me at every stage how powerful I am, friends who inspired me to fight harder. Grateful for the professors who fought for and against me. Every experience on this journey was necessary, and I’m better for it.”