Lenora T. Felder, Fellowship Director & HCBU Specialist
Lenora T. Felder is an educator who is dedicated to to increasing opportunities for underrepresented youth to engage in STEM learning.
Currently, Lenora is high school Physics and Research Design teacher in Washington, DC and an adjunct professor of Biology at an HBCU. In her role as a STEM educator and sponsor of the National Society of Black Engineers Jr. Club, she excels at finding opportunities for her students to compete in engineering competitions across the country. She believes her role is to show her students that they have an important place in this world and that they must claim their space.
She takes pride in networking to connect her students with opportunities to partake in meaningful internships, summer programs and competitions. She believes that it is her job to be the “telescope” so that her students can see the stars that they heard about, but never seen with their own eyes.
Lenora specializes in using her expertise, institutional knowledge and vast industry connections. Her particular bailiwick is successfully helping students receive top scholarships from premier HBCUs and to secure STEM internships. This has resulted in her students winning DC STEM Fair, Google Science Fair, competing in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and attending internships at Apple, Google and Accenture.
Lenora is a DMV transplant who is originally from Philadelphia, Pa. She received her education at Hampton University, Cheyney University and the University of Delaware.