JALEN VICTORIA COATS
After graduating from New York University in 2009,
I worked as a DJ and tutor in New York City for two years. I then completed a Master of Philosophy in Political Thought and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge in England. Upon completion of that program, I spent a few months backpacking through Europe by train. My favorite cities were Berlin and Rome. I returned to the US in 2011 to begin graduate studies in Political Science at the University of Chicago. I spent the fall of 2014 in Marseille, France learning French and did some traveling around the Mediterranean region afterwards, including an adventure-filled three weeks in Egypt. I received my MA from UChicago in early 2015 and have since worked as a video producer in Los Angeles. Currently, I'm working as a freelance producer and writer while plotting more entrepreneurial endeavors.
CANDINCE CHAVONNAH LEIGH WILDER
Candince is a proud recipient of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., scholarship awarded in 2002. Candince has over ten years of experience with the Boeing Company, utilizing her specialized skills in various areas of Information Technology. She was hired by Boeing during her junior year of college. Currently, she is an Executive Integrator on the Business Operations team located in Charleston, SC. Her responsibilities include supporting Global Network Engineering (GNE) Organization with operating rhythm, scorecard development and tracking, Vision Support Plan (VSP) processes, focus groups, compliance activities, and actions. Through her career, she has traveled to Australia, Russia, Japan, India, and Germany for Boeing statements of work. These opportunities have allowed her to develop a global and cultural understanding of how business is run, building and maintaining strong relationships with customers along the way.
A lifelong learner, she holds a BS degree in Computer Information Sciences from Florida A & M University, a MS degree in Information Assurance and Security from Capella University, and a professional certificate in Management Foundations from University of Notre Dame. She consistently seeks out opportunities to add to her knowledge portfolio, receiving numerous other certificates in project management, Cyber Security, IT audit, IT outsourcing, and ITIL© Foundations v3. Committed to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) based programs, she strengthens local communities through her volunteer activities at all levels. From 2008-2011, she had the opportunity to serve on the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Tacoma/South Puget Sound board, which had responsibility for developing curricula, judging competitions, planning award celebrations, overseeing budget, and securing additional funding for after school activities and summer programs. Currently, she is the Secretary for the Boeing Black Employees Association (BBEA), South Carolina site. Candince realizes the importance of building a skilled and talented workforce of tomorrow and actively recruits and mentors students from Florida A&M University, preparing them for national conventions, internships, and full time positions within the company. In 2015, she was selected as a Women of Color in STEM – Technology Rising Star. In 2016, Candince was recognized as a Boeing South Carolina Women in Leadership (BWIL) Diversity & Inclusion Change Advocate. Her hobbies include cooking, painting, reading, beach time, and traveling. She has visited fifteen countries and four continents, embracing the spirit of adventure that also characterizes her quest for new knowledge.
KESHA R. BIVENS WRIGHT
As a Temple University Biology Major, my books were very expensive and the Delta Sigma Theta Inc., scholarship money was used to purchase books. I graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. I went on to enroll in Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Pharmacy. During my tenure at LECOM, I participated in various organizations such as American Pharmacist Association, Student Society of Health Systems Pharmacy, and served as President of the National Pharmaceutical Association. I was also inducted into Rho Chi the Pharmacy Honor Society.
I received my Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2011 and completed one year post graduate residency at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. I am currently working as the lead clinical pharmacist on the Heart Failure Unit at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware.
Now married with a Beautiful daughter I am forever grateful for the scholarship and the significant role your sorority played in my life.