"I'm indebted to Black women for sparking my interest in geology: my high school geography teacher who introduced me to geoscience careers and a geologist who described her work in the energy industry with such passion that I was convinced then of my future career. Coming to the U.S. from Trinidad & Tobago was textbook culture shock. Going from a society with significant Black representation to classrooms where I was commonly the only Black student (not to mention having zero Black professors in 8 years of university) was challenging and left me feeling isolated at times.
I'm starting as an assistant professor this Fall at a primarily minority serving institution and couldn't be more excited to inspire underrepresented students to pursue geoscience careers." - Dr. Kieron Prince (he/him)