Leshell Hatley

Washington, DC, US
Field of Work 
Uplift, Inc.
Job Title or "Student" 
Executive Director
Howard, University of Maryland, George Mason
PhD in Learning Technologies Design Research
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
Leshell Hatley, Ph.D. is the Director of STEM Programs at the American Association of University Women (AAUW). As a researcher and entrepreneur, she also leads Uplift, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit STEAM education and consulting organization. Her 20+ years of research and teaching expertise includes topics such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and culturally relevant computer science/computer engineering education.

Leshell was recently recognized as one of the 50 Women in Robotics You Should Know in 2021 by RoboHub in celebration of Ada Lovelace Day.

In 2020, Leshell was recognized as one of the 20 most influential technologists in Baltimore by technical.ly.
Working outdoors, Pets, Computing, Poetry, Reading, Video games, Sports
Race & Ethnicity 
Black or African American
Level of Participation 
Online role model, Other
My Experience 
I am a new Role Model.
Evenings, Weekends
Career exploration activities, Hands-on activities for students, Online Mentoring (email or Skype)
Program Affiliation 
AAUW, National Society of Black Engineers
Other Level of Participation 
email, video conference

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