Alumna Among Magazine's STEM Leaders

Friday, January 26, 2018

Essence magazine highlights the accomplishment of a Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) alumnus in its February 2018 issue.

Mareena Robinson Snowden, a fellow from 2012-16, is featured in "STEM's New Guard: 15 Women Who are Paving the Way and Paying it Forward." The article has brief biographies of chemists, engineers, doctors, mathematicians and other women of color who have recorded achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Snowden earned her doctoral degree in nuclear science and technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2017. Her thesis research focused on developing approaches to verify compliance with nuclear arms reduction treaties. Since graduation she has worked in the NNSA Office of Major Modernization Programs as part of the agency's graduate fellowship program. She was featured in a recent NNSA blog post.

The Essence story is part of a yearlong series focusing on Black women who are rising in their respective fields. The magazine also interviewed Snowden for its November 2017 issue.