Dr. Jeremy A. Magruder Waisome
Dr. Jeremy A. Magruder Waisome is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering Department at the University of Florida (UF) and Project Manager of the National Science Foundation Broadening Participation in Computing Alliance: The Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (iAAMCS). She works in the Human Experience Research Lab under the supervision of Dr. Juan E. Gilbert, where she conducts research on broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computing (STEM+C). Due to her advocacy for diversifying the STEM+C space through evidence-based methods, program support, and mentoring, Dr. Waisome was appointed to serve as Special Assistant to the UF Dean of the Graduate School in the Division of Graduate Student Affairs.
Dr. Waisome earned her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees, and Ph.D. in civil engineering from UF. During her studies, she became passionate about issues of equity, access, and inclusion in engineering and computing and worked to develop programs and activities that supported diverse students in these disciplines. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards for her scholarship, leadership, and service and is an inducted member of the UF Hall of Fame.
Along with her colleague, Dr. Kyla McMullen, Dr. Waisome is co-creator and host of the conversational style podcast entitled, Modern Figures Podcast. Through the support of iAAMCS and NCWIT, Modern Figures Podcast exists to elevate voices of Black women in computing, to inspire the next generation of the advanced technology workforce.