#FirstGenDocs Meet Dr. Tiffany Montgomery!

“I’m the oldest of two girls born into a working class family. I went to college wanting to become a certified nurse midwife and was disappointed that I had no Black professors other than those in the African-American Studies department. That was all the encouragement I needed to change my career goal to nursing education. Since graduating with my BSN in 2005, I’ve earned my MSN, and PhD; I’m currently one discussion section away from completing my master’s thesis in health policy research.

I’m living my dream as a first-year Assistant Professor of Nursing in the Philadelphia metro-area and working to increase the recruitment and retention of diverse pre-license and graduate nursing students”.

Tiffany M. Montgomery, PhD, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Assistant Professor

#FirstGenDocs Meet Melyssa Minto!

Melyssa Minto has a B.S. in Math and a B.S. in Biology from Meredith College. She is a 2nd year student in the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics program at Duke University. As a member of the West Lab, she is developing tools and analyses to investigate epigenomic changes over development and in response to drug treatment in the brain.  

“I am passionate about making education more accessible and increasing diversity in STEM and I plan to use my education and experience to create change”.


#FirstGenDocs Meet Angela Watts!

“I grew up in the mountains of rural East Tennessee. I am currently a second year PhD student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program (Higher Ed emphasis) at the University of Texas at San Antonio. I also work full-time as the Assistant Director for Academic Programs at UT Health San Antonio. I am interested an assets-based research approach that identifies the systems of privilege and oppression impacting the educational experiences of first-generation graduate students from rural Southern Appalachia.”

Feel free to follow Angela Watts on Twitter @AngieWatts14!

Angela Watts

#FirstGenDocsFeature: Meet Justine Lewis!

“Hi everyone, I’m Justine Lewis, and I am a first-generation doctor coming from the beautiful twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago. I graduated from Howard University with honors in May 2018, and I am currently in my first year at the Howard University College of Medicine. Outside of Medicine, my passion is community development, and creating more opportunities for women in Science in the Caribbean. I also enjoy traveling and spending time with loved ones (though medical school makes that a bit more difficult). My long term goal is to transform healthcare in the Caribbean, and implement programs which promote the importance of preventative care. “

Follow Justine on Instagram @jussylew!