Grambling State University students Desteny and Taylor Johnson are hoping to help encourage more Black women to enter the STEM fields, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and EBONY Magazine has taken notice.
The two cousins are among 10 women studying STEM fields at Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the country who were selected as the 2021 OLAY x EBONY HBCU STEM Queens. These 10 women will be featured in EBONY’s commemorative print issue this month.
"There's not many African American people in STEM, so for me, I want to be able to make history and like people look back and be like, 'Yeah, she's the one that was on EBONY magazine,'" Taylor said. "'She was the one that was in STEM fields.'"