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Dr. Brandy Huderson is a STEM educator with extensive experience in higher education instruction, scientific research, informal STEM education programming , project management, qualitative and quantitative portfolio analysis, program evaluation, and federal grant management. She completed her undergraduate studies at Xavier University of Louisiana (New Orleans, LA) receiving a bachelor’s degree in Biology. From there Dr. Huderson earned a Master’s of Biological Sciences degree with concentrations in Molecular Genetics from the University of New Orleans (LA).


Dr. Huderson joined the Dairy Science Department at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA) where her dissertation research focused on mammary gland development in pre-pubertal Holstein calves. Dr. Huderson completed two cancer biology postdoctoral fellowships at Tulane University School of Medicine (New Orleans, LA) and Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (Washington, DC). Dr. Huderson is an Assistant Professor at the University of the District of Columbia in our nation’s capital.

Dr. Huderson’s research program focuses on steroid receptor biology, in normal and abhorrent systems, as well as STEM Education.Dr. Huderson is currently an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow (STPF) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Directorate for Education and Human Development (EHR). As a fellow, Dr. Huderson uses her expertise in STEM education and research to support the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Setting’s (DRL)

Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program. Specifically, she used her experience and knowledge gained from academia to conduct qualitative and quantitative portfolio analysis and program evaluation. In addition to abstracts, presentations, and publications related to her research program, Dr. Huderson has also published two book chapters examining STEM-related environments for public school students and African American women, Urban STEM Education: A Vehicle for Broadening Participation in STEM (Huderson and Huderson, 2019) and Societal Factors and Workplace Perceptions: Understanding Social Determinants of Professional STEM Achievement and Persistence for Black Women (Huderson and Huderson, 2019).

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