Fortune names UB graduate student and Buffalo native, Raven Baxter, to 40 Under 40

A science communicator, Baxter secures major deals to write children’s book, create science education TV show

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Fortune has named University at Buffalo graduate student Raven Baxter to the magazine’s exclusive 40 Under 40 list of emerging leaders in the field of health care.

Baxter – better known as Raven the Science Maven – is a science communicator who marries science with hip hop music to educate and inspire young, underrepresented students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

After joining the workforce as a research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry, Baxter quickly learned that the only other African Americans working at her office were security guards and custodians. She shifted her career to science education to push more people of color toward STEM fields.

A Buffalo native, Baxter is pursuing a doctoral degree from the UB Graduate School of Education through a 2019-20

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