MIW Disruptive Podcast Episode 2021-001: Black and Brown In STEM

According to a Pew Research Center report, “the majority of STEM workers in the U.S. are white (69%), followed by Asians (13%), blacks (9%) and Hispanics (7%).”

In this episode we discuss African American and Hispanic American experiences in the STEM workforce with Andres Marquez (Software Engineer at Facebook), Jazmine Staten (IT Project Manager at Dell Technologies), Marisol Monzon (Medical Student at University of Utah), Tori Sombright (Educational Technology Coordinator, Plano Independent School District), Carlton Sapp (VP of Analytics and AI at Gartner), and Lee Pham (Principal – Cybersecurity, Privacy, Intellectual Property, and Governance at Teleiosis)

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About the MIW Disruptive Podcast

The MIW Disruptive Podcast is a platform to highlight tech entrepreneurs and innovators of color, the tech startup ecosystem, emerging technologies, and more. Join us as we have a conversation with tech startups and innovators building solutions for our future. 

Meet the MIW Disruptive Podcast  Cohosts 

Jerome McDonald is an experienced electrical engineer with a focus in optical communication technology, skilled in optical communication systems design, optical modeling, link budget analysis, and characterizing optical systems. Jerome, aka DJ ROME,  is also founder and host of The Junction, a podcast available on iHeartRadio and Apple Podcast, and co-owner of the DJ business Event Makers Entertainment (EME), which provides high-quality sound to the DMV area.





Sir Walter Richardson is an experienced Hardware Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in heavy industry and aerospace industry. He’s an active member of the Baltimore Metropolitan Area Chapter (BMAC) of the National Society of Black Engineers and will be helping execute this year’s Minority Innovation Weekend. This weekend summit will bring together minority founders, business owners and future entrepreneurs.