What is STEM In Color?



STEM In Color was created by students for students to address gaps that Ayanna found in the STEM sphere pertaining to resource access and the inclusion and retention of diversity. As a scientist herself, there are many things Ayanna wished that she would have been aware of as a high school or undergraduate student that would have been beneficial. So, Ayanna has created STEM In Color to fill the gap.


STEM In Color is committed to providing students and professionals from underrepresented backgrounds with access and equity in the form of accurate financial resources in a clean and professional format that is up to date and correct. STEM In Color is committed to helping you succeed and it is our guarantee that you will leave this online resource with something to help you in your career.


A Statement from the Founder:


Hey there!

I am Ayanna Jones, a first year chemistry Ph.D. student at Emory University. Besides being super passionate about science and mathematics, I am also passionate about providing access and equity to students of color across so many diasporas who know where they want to go, but have little idea of how to get there. STEM In Color is a project that I have dreamed of for so long, years before I began graduate school. STEM In Color is a platform where students of color can go to find up to date, accurate, and helpful resources that allows students of color to succeed and exceed expectations.

I pray that this website is a resource for you and so many others who wish to see themselves represented in fields that historically keep us misrepresented and forgotten. Please know that I and so many others SEE YOU. We see you, we appreciate you, and we want to see you succeed.



Picture by @shotsbygaby

Picture by @shotsbygaby



Ayanna is a first year Ph.D. student in the department of chemistry at Emory University with interest in laboratory astrochemistry.

Sederra Ross

Sederra Ross


director of Outreach and inclusion

Sederra is a fourth year Ph.D. student at the University of Massachusetts - Boston. Her research interest is spectroscopy to analyze atmospheres.



Thank you to the all of the amazing and thoughtful contributors that help to make STEM In Color possible:

  • Sederra Ross, University of Massachusetts-Boston

  • Lavontria Miche Aaron, Johns Hopkins University