October 9, 2012

Good News Tuesday: Dr. Tonya Matthews (Cincinnati Museum Center)

I think that the Cincinnati Museum Center is a wonderful culture icon for my city. One reason for the continued excellence of the Cincinnati Museum Center can be found in its leadership.

Meet Dr. Tonya Matthews from Cincinnati, Ohio, whose interests have led her to become a scientist, educator, community activist, and a writer/poet. Dr. Matthews received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her graduate degree from Johns Hopkins University, both in biomedical engineering.

Her career history has been varied, including community science education, creating a biotechnology program with the Maryland Science Center, developing a biomedical science curriculum with Project Lead the Way, and working as a biomedical engineer for the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Matthews currently serves as the Vice President for Museums at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Her message to girls:
"My advice for you is to declare a dream and get on the path... any path. If I have learned anything, it is that it really is the journey, not the destination. I have never ended up where I thought I would be, but every moment has been worth it and every place I have ended up has surpassed my dreams."
To learn more about Tanya, visit her FabFems profile at: http://www.fabfems.org/users/tonya-matthews.

This blog will continue to seek out Good News stories about people of African descent and share them with you each Tuesday. We need to tell the positive and upbeat information about OURstory. We can't depend on others to do it for us. Please pass along any Good News story that comes your way. In the case of bloggers ... we want you to join our Good News parade every Tuesday.


Reggie said...

Everyone needs and dream and many of us need to get our asses in gear.

Unknown said...

Reggie ... and it's never too late to get our asses in gear. Everyday that we wake up in our right mind is another day to move towards our goals and dreams! Don't let nobody turn you around...

Doc T said...

There is nothing better than doing that random monthly google search on yourself, and finding out your people are out there plugging what you do. I love Black Folks. Thanks Village!

Unknown said...

Doc T - I have been in California since mid-October. I'll be back home in Cincinnati next week. I look forward to visiting CMC on my return! Happy New Year!