Be Inspired to Change it Back

In 2008, Prop 8–a ballot proposition intended to ban same-sex marriage–was passed in California. I was devastated by the news. Here we stand again, in 2022, facing profound disappointment following SCOTUS’ dismantling of Roe v. Wade...

Genomics is the Real Deal

I have been with Illumina for 20+ months and haven’t said much about it. But it’s important o start sharing the amazing mission of Illumina—to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome...

I Quit!

I quit. True story. Well, kind of. At 21 years of age, this was my first big test. While I am certain it was not as tough as others have faced since then, it was my first big test. I remember those days of fighting to get through it...

Why We Must Remember

Two years ago today, George Floyd was murdered by Derek Chauvin. We mourned and hoped for justice. Today we mourn the death of 21 beautiful souls murdered at a Texas elementary school...

The Real Value of an HBCU

Each graduation season, I am always reminded of my beloved Howard University.  This school wasn’t my first or last choice, but there was something special about it. In a previous blog, I shared the story of how my mother was a professor at Howard and participated in my graduation ceremony as a faculty member. 

The Power of Questions

Many of us would agree that questions can be powerful. Dr. Michael Marquardt, wrote a book called Leading With Questions, exploring how great leaders from large national and multinational firms have developed the practice of asking great questions to lead their teams to great outcomes.

April is Autism Awareness Month

I have no doubt that a scan of your circle of friends, family, and colleagues would reveal the presence of neurodivergent individuals. There is a big world of neurodiversity that remains less understood and not fully explored.  Let’s commit together not to leave it that way.