Stephani Page, PhD

Women in Engineering Pro-Active Network

Stephani Page is a scientist and STEM equity professional who has nearly 20 years of interdisciplinary academic research experience. She earned her doctorate in Biochemistry and Biophysics from the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Page is a proud graduate of North Carolina A&T State University with a bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering and master’s in Biology. Her research has been recognized by the Biophysical Society, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the American Heart Association. Throughout her career, Dr. Page has been committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the academy and STEM. She is the creator of the #BLACKandSTEM community which has a social media following of nearly 20,000. For nearly 15 years, she has contributed to several major efforts around equity in STEM working with entities such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Board, and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Page has been committed to science education, policy, communication, and engagement through entities such as Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, Dragon Con, and South by Southwest (SXSW). Dr. Page has been recognized for her work in mainstream outlets including Fast Company, NPR, Nature, and Forbes. In her current role, Dr. Page serves as the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Community Engagement for the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN), a nonprofit centered on advancing women in engineering since 1990. She also serves as co-principal investigator on WEPAN’s NSF-funded ARC Network and ACCESS+ initiatives.