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The Research Her

The Research Her is a weekly science communication podcast for us that provides reliable and relatable topics from how hair products affect health to the effects of Instagram on mental health. It encourages improvement of the disproportionate amount of research focused on minorities. Host Elissia Franklin is a black woman in chemistry who shares the woes and rewards in her field while learning of research in many areas.

Jul 19, 2019

Arianna C. Stokes graduated from Jackson State University with her B.S. in History Education. While at Jackson State University, she was active in several organizations. Those organizations include the Student Government Association, Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, History Club, the Jackson State University branch of the NAACP, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Throughout her undergraduate career, both through organizations and independently, she gave service to children and those in need. 


Education has always been her passion. She is currently in her fourth year of teaching Social Studies at Whitten Middle School. In addition to teaching, she also coaches cheerleading. She is the School Web Manager and Chair of the Social Studies Department. She has been awarded "Teacher of the Month" by the administrative team and "Teacher of the Quarter" by the Rotary Club of Jackson.


In May of 2018, she received her M.Ed. in Educational Technology from Belhaven University. She is an advocate for frequent technology use in the classroom. She is currently a second year Executive Ph.D. student at Jackson State University. Her research probes issues in persistence in online learning courses and programs. 


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