Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green may not quite cut the picture of your typical scientific researcher. Young, Black, and pretty, she could have been a movie star, singer or even a prime-time TV news anchor.
Yet, Dr. Green is an African-American researcher who is using her knowledge of physics to contribute new groundbreaking research to the treatment of cancer tumors.
Green, 35, completed her undergraduate degree in Physics and Optics at Alabama A&M University in 2003. She then went on to earn a post graduate degree and then a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, in 2009 and 2012.
Dr. Green’s story provides a refreshing narrative on how much young African-American girls can achieve if they dream, set goals, and work toward them.
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