Dr. Raven Baxter
Dr. Raven Baxter, also known as Dr. Raven the Science Maven, is an award-winning and internationally acclaimed science educator and molecular biologist creating science spaces that are inclusive, educational, and real. She is known for her unique musical teaching practices, combining hip-hop and science to engage the public. Dr. Baxter speaks about innovation in science education and social change in STEM.
Dr. Baxter is the creator and co-host of a STEM talk show, STEMbassy, and Black In Science Communication, a group that works to build relationships in the science community, equipping others with the knowledge and resources necessary to share science with the world in their own flavor. Dr. Baxter also owns Smarty Pants, a clothing company that sells fun and stylish STEM-themed apparel and accessories and hosts an annual scholarship for STEM students.
Dr. Baxter is a strong voice in the science community and has been recognized as a global influencer in several publications, including Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list. She has also earned the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence in honor of her service in educating the public about COVID-19.