Project Director, ISEED, AAAS
Neela White is a Project Director in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion department at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Her portfolio of work at AAAS include managing the AAAS HBCU Making & Innovation initiatives, and working on the AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador Program, and the AAAS Marion Milligan-Mason Awards for Women. She has served as an external evaluator for multiple projects including the NSF INCLUDES Early STEM Engagement for Minority Males (eSEM) project and the Verizon Innovative Learning Summer Program for Minority Males at Morgan State University. She has also served as a Program Associate for the AAAS District of Columbia program. Her areas of focus have been within the sectors of invention; innovation; entrepreneurship; HBCUs, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education; Maker movement; international research collaboration; and diversity, equity and inclusion in science.