Black Alumnae in STEAM Careers

In honor of Black History Month, St. Teresa’s Academy is proud to feature a select group of our Black alumnae who recently shared their stories regarding STEAM-related careers. From positions with the federal government to social services to medicine and fine arts, our alumnae offer their words of wisdom and inspiration for young women interested in a future in the STEAM field.



Gretchen Collins, MD
Class of 1981

Chief Medical Officer at View Point Health

Sheri Dodd-So
Class of 1995

Professional Artist

Michelle Freeman
Class of 1988

Senior Economist, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Alisha Henderson
Class of 2008

Research Chemist/Associate Service Fellow, CDC

LCDR Osato I. Idubor, MD, MHS, CHES
Class of 2003

U.S. Public Health Service Officer
Medical Epidemiologist, CDC

Milicent Poindexter Triche, MD
Class of 1992

OB-GYN, Private Practice

Victoria (Torie) Richardson
Class of 2016

Industrial Engineering Honors Student

Sharita Shelby
Class of 1997

Employee Assistance Program Consultant, USPS

LeShae Tyson
Class of 1992

Digital Supervisory Manager-Senior VP, Wells Fargo Advisors

Gia Washington Readoux, PhD
Class of 1992

Pediatric Psychologist, Texas Children's Hospital

LeAndrea Williams
Class of 1999

Cardiac Electrophysiology Nurse Practitioner, Saint Luke's Hospital

Alicia Young Phillips
Class of 1990

Lead Lighting Design Engineer, Target