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Panel Speaker

Malika Grayson, PhD

Application Portfolio Manager, Northrup Grumman


Dr. Grayson graduated with a BS in Physics from Adelphi University and a MS/PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. She then joined Northrop Grumman and served in several roles including Principal System Engineer and Application Portfolio Manager. Dr. Grayson is the founder of STEMinist Empowered LLC, focused on the empowerment of Women of Color who pursue graduate degrees. She is also the author of the best-selling book "Hooded: A Black Girl's Guide to the PhD" and has been featured in magazines such as US Black Engineer and Information Technology. A Fortune 100 global speaker, she has given workshops and keynotes and is the recipient of honors including the Zellman Warhaft Commitment to Diversity Award, National Society of Black Engineers – Mike Shin Award for Distinguished Member of the Year, Adelphi University’s Top 10 Alumni Under 10 and BEYA STEM’s Modern Day Technology Leader.