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Olay x EBONY HBCU STEM Queens

Since 1975, EBONY has celebrated Black collegiate women – poised to make a positive change in the African American community – through the Campus Queens competition at HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). EBONY is proud to continue its longest-running editorial franchise. And this year, we’re excited to be partnering with OLAY. OLAY x EBONY’s HBCU STEM Queens competition highlights brilliant students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs.

On September 30th, we invited you to begin voting for a host of talented candidates. We are proud to announce that these beautiful, and accomplished OLAY x EBONY HBCU STEM Queens will be featured in EBONY’s commemorative print issue debuting on select newsstands in February 2022.

After a full and complete audit, below you will find the 2021 OLAY x EBONY HBCU STEM Queens! 

TAYLOR JOHNSON

GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY

NURSING

TAYLOR_JOHNSON

JAMIRRA FRANKLIN

SPELMAN COLLEGE

HEALTH SCIENCE

JAMIRRA_FRANKLIN

Nadine Abazie

Howard University

Biology

ALENA_WICKER

Alena Wicker

Oakwood University

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

destney johnson

GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

DESTNEY_JOHNSON

ESTHER NWOZO

HOWARD UNIVERSITY

BIOLOGY

ESTHER_NWOZO
ALEXIS_VANZANDT

alexis Vanzandt

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY

biology

SHIA_GOURDET

Shia Gourdet

fort valley state university

mathematics/electrical engineering

raelyn henderson

Southern University and A&M College

mechanical engineering

RAELYN_HENDERSON

Kirsten mcgowan

xavier university

pharmacy

KIRSTEN_MCGOWN

ESTHER NWOZO

HOWARD UNIVERSITY

BIOLOGY

Alena Wicker

Oakwood University

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

raelyn henderson

southern university
and a&m college

mechanical engineering

Nadine Abazie

Howard University

Biology

Kirsten mcgowan

xavier university

pharmacy

TAYLOR JOHNSON

GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY

NURSING

JAMIRRA FRANKLIN

SPELMAN COLLEGE

HEALTH SCIENCE

Capture

Shia Gourdet

fort valley state university

mathematics/
electrical engineering

alexis Vanzandt

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY

biology

destney johnson

GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

About the Olay HBCU STEM Queens

OLAY recognizes the importance of achieving gender parity across all industries and noticed a significant gap across STEM in particular. In 2020, OLAY announced its ambitious mission to #FacetheSTEMgap: doubling the number of women in STEM careers and tripling the number of women of color in STEM by 2030 by kicking off an initiative with a $1 million commitment, and an initial $500,000 donation HBCUs to support women of color in pursuit of STEM careers. Olay recognizes the importance of getting women and girls interested in STEM because they truly hold the key to the future. This year, OLAY is proud to send 1,200 girls to code camp with Black Girls CODE as part of the #DecodetheBias campaign. In partnership with OLAY, EBONY will not only highlight female STEM students online as well as in EBONY’s Commemorative Print Magazine issue and a trip to Los Angeles!

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