The SCSU Innovation Hub hosts the annual Connecting Students and Professionals of Color, a community building series designed to foster a network of students and professionals from underrepresented backgrounds.

Read about the history of the event.

Read about 2023’s event.


Legairre Radden ll

Research Scientist focusing in biology with over 9 years of graduate and industry experience.

Dr Chaka Felder-McEntire

Professional development consultant with 20 years of experience as an education administrator.

Panelists for 2024

Evans O. Onyango, PhD

Dr. Evans O. Onyango is a research scientist at Alexion AstraZeneca Rare Disease with a speciality in small molecule chemistry. His STEM journey has led him to work in Kenya, Japan, and America tackling health issues.

Barbara Luiza Araujo

Barbara Luiza Araujo is a Biology major on the pre-med track. She is an intern in the Pediatric Vaccine Epidemiology Research Group at Yale (PVER).

Na’imah Majeed

Formulation and Process Scientist at Pfizer

Dr. Michelle Nearon

Senior Associate Dean & Director of Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity at Yale

Partners for 2024

Boehringer Ingelheim

Sponsored by Southern Connecticut State University and CTNext

Connecting Students & Professionals of Color
April 11, 2024
10 am – 2pm
Adanti Student Center Ballroom
Southern Connecticut State University

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