Dr. Judy Brown, Senior Vice President of Education, has led the Museum’s education department for 25 years. But she has also led innovation in research-based education on the national scale, with the goal of everyone having opportunities to participate in science – particularly those in underserved groups or those underrepresented in science and technology fields. From pre-school children to middle school girls to high school students who represent the first generation in their families to attend college, many groups throughout Miami-Dade have benefitted from Dr. Brown’s nationally recognized, cutting-edge projects. She was even recognized by the White House in 2005 for her work in mentoring young people, and received the Eleanor Roosevelt award from the American Association of University Women for her work in involving girls in science.
For all of these reasons, Dr. Brown can now add another honor to her long list of achievements. She is the recipient of the Education and Research award at the 26th annual In the Company of Women event, hosted by the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women, the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, and the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, and sponsored by Macy’s. Dr. Brown has not only earned this honor, she has paved the way for many girls to be inspired by science and have opportunities to follow their inspirations. Someday those girls just may join her elite company of women. Congratulations Dr. Brown!