Mareena Robinson Snowden

Mareena Snowden in a red shirt with the US Capitol Building behind her poses with hand on hip

Snowden is the first black woman to earn a PhD in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She will speak to Penn Charter's Upper and Middle Schools about the racism and sexism she encountered as she pursued her doctorate at MIT.

Currently a senior engineer in the National Security Analysis Department at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, in 2018-19 Snowden was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow with the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her research focused on nuclear arms control verification, nonproliferation and modernization.

Snowden earned her BS in physics at Florida A&M University prior to MIT. Learn more about Snowdon's accomplishments and interests on her website