Dr. Vemitra White, a native of Crawford, Mississippi, graduated with her Ph.D. in 2016 from Mississippi State University in Instructional Systems and Workforce Development. She is currently a STEM Education Specialist for NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and NASA Stennis Space Center in Alabama and Mississippi respectively. Previously, she was the Director of Educational Outreach and Support Programs in the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University where she was heavily involved with recruiting under-represented minorities (URMs) students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) areas at Mississippi State University since the summer of 2010. She received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University with concentrations in Finance, Insurance, and Management. Vemitra also received her Masters of Science degree in Instructional Technology from Mississippi State University as well.
Dr. White is the former vice mayor and alderwoman in her hometown of Crawford, MS. She is a proud member of Huntsville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the recent award recipient of the 2019 Zacharias Distinguished Staff Award, 2019 Bagley College of Engineering Service Award, 2018 Candace Award in Science and Technology presented by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, member of Phi Theta Kappa, member of the Women’s Basketball Collegiate Association (WBCA), and Mississippi Educators Association. She was recently elected to serve on the Pre-College Engineering Education (PCEE) and the Minorities in Engineering Division (MIND) Boards for ASEE. Dr. White is also a former collegiate basketball player where she played 2 years of women’s basketball at Bevill State Community College in Fayette AL and her last 2 years at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton GA. She was a 4 year Academic All American and she is currently engaged to Dr. Jamel Alexander.