Christina Washington

Shreveport, LA, US
Field of Work 
Young Scholars
Job Title or "Student" 
Founder & Executive Director
Cleveland state University
Medical Physics
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
Christina Washington is an esteemed Electrical Engineer, Physicist, Author, and Entrepreneur with a passion for helping others. In 2015, Mrs. Washington founded an educational company, Young Scholars, whose mission is to improve academic performance and interest in STEM subjects by providing fun and educational programs for children.

Mrs. Washington currently serves as the Executive Director of Young Scholars where she is responsible for daily operations including developing new programs and managing community partnerships. In addition to business relations, Mrs. Washington enjoys interacting with students and inspiring them to achieve success. She also serves as Lead Academic Coach where she facilitates STEM courses such as robotics and engineering design.

Mrs. Washington's vision and diligent effort has helped to mold Young Scholars into a premier provider of STEM educational summer camps, workshops, ACT Test Prep Services, and other enrichment programs. Through Young Scholars' partnerships with several universities and community organizations including Girl Scouts, Mrs. Washington has developed youth programs that have positively impacted thousands of children in Louisiana and Texas. In the past two years alone, Mrs. Washington has also personally mentored seven high school and college students that have advanced to medical school, graduate school, and the workforce.

In 2016, Mrs. Washington authored the children's book "Ms Pearl Makes a Discovery", followed by "Ms Pearl's Garden Surprise" in 2017. Both books were published by Young Scholars and written to encourage science exploration for children ages 4-10. Activity kits are available for each book so that readers may recreate the kid-friendly experiments performed within the books. Mrs. Washington has also created ACT math test prep study guides to assist high school students achieve academic success.

Prior to Founding Young Scholars, Mrs. Washington had a distinguished career with experiences working in research, engineering development, and the medical industry. She received numerous awards for her efforts including Top 40 under 40 Professionals, US Army Material Command Award for Research, Clark Atlanta University Outstanding Service Award, and is a featured Physicist on the American Physical Society’s website. Mrs. Washington was also a nominee for the National Science Teacher Association's Informal Educator Award in 2017. Mrs. Washington looks forward to continuing her journey of enriching the community with quality educational STEM content and hopes that her work will inspire youth for years to come.
Writing/blogging, Travel
Race & Ethnicity 
Black or African American
Level of Participation 
In-school visit
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model many times.
No Preference
Career exploration activities, Identifying other role models
Program Affiliation 
Girl Scouts, National Society of Black Engineers, NGCP Collaborative FabFem, SciGirls, Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

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