Stephani Page, PhD
Director of Strategic Initiatives

Dr. Page is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for WEPAN, and serves as Community Manager for the ARC Network. She is a STEM equity and community engagement professional who has over 15 years of biological and biomedical academic research experience. She earned her doctorate in Biochemistry and Biophysics from the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Page is a proud graduate of North Carolina A&T State University with a bachelors and masters in Chemical Engineering and Biology, respectively. In 2014, Dr. Page earned the highest honor awarded to a graduate student in her PhD department, Diane Harris Leadership Award for Exemplary Research, Education, and Public Service. She has been recognized as a researcher by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Biophysical Society, and the American Heart Association. Throughout her career as a scientist, Dr. Page has been committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the academy and STEM. She is the creator of the #BLACKandSTEM community which has a social media following of nearly 17,000 individuals and organizations. Over the years, she has contributed to several major efforts to improve the scientific workforce and education through experiences such as serving on the NIH’s working group for the Next Generation Researchers Initiative and contributing a commissioned paper for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) report on Mentoring in STEMM (the additional ‘M’ stands for medicine). Dr. Page has also been committed to science communication and engagement through several activities such as serving as an Impactor for the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and speaking at conferences such as Dragon Con and South by Southwest (SXSW). In her current role, she leads communications and community engagement for the ADVANCE Resource and Coordination (ARC) Network, an NSF-ADVANCE funded STEM equity brain trust. 

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