Dr. Ashanti Johnson

Dr. Ashanti Johnson is one of the first Black female chemical oceanographers in the world.

Degree(s): Marine Science, Oceanography

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Undergraduate Institution: Texas A&M University-Galveston

Graduate Institution: Texas A&M University

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Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

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Dr. Ashanti Johnson is the first Black person to earn a doctoral degree in oceanography from Texas A&M University and one of the first Black female chemical oceanographers in the world. She is the CEO/Superintendent of Cirrus Academy, a statewide STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) charter school system in Georgia. She is also an associate professor at Mercer University. Dr. Johnson is also a dedicated STEM advocate, with an extensive career in diversifying representation in all STEM fields.

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