Sharon Tettegah has been named a fellow of the IAspire Leadership Academy, a program aimed at helping science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) faculty from underrepresented backgrounds ascend to leadership roles at colleges and universities.
The director of UC Santa Barbara's Center for Black Studies Research and a professor in the Department of Black Studies, Tettegah joins a distinguished group of faculty and staff members at universities across the country to be so honored. She is among the second cohort of IAspire fellows.
“I am very excited about being chosen as an IAspire Leadership Fellow,” said Tettegah. “Having the ability to provide opportunities and institutional transformation at the local and national level, using an interdisciplinary approach to STEM, is important in leveraging environmental and social justice.”