An international advocate for STEM inclusion, Dr. Knatokie Ford is Founder and CEO of Fly Sci™ Enterprise, an education and media consulting organization focused on leveraging the power of storytelling to promote social change. Dr. Ford works with a number of leading organizations, including YouTube and the Association of National Advertisers’ #SeeHer initiative.
She previously served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Obama White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, spearheading the “Image of STEM” project. Dr. Ford was a postdoctoral fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is a former middle school teacher in Los Angeles, CA where she also worked in the entertainment industry.
Dr. Ford is currently on the Barbie Global Advisory Council as well as the Toy Association’s STEM/STEAM Strategic Leadership Committee. Dr. Ford received her Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology from Harvard University and her BS/MS in Chemistry/Biological Chemistry from Clark Atlanta University.