Dasia Taylor: Beeting the Odds

Imagine being extremely excited about entering your first science fair in high school, and as soon as you get there you notice that you’re the only Black girl in the room. This was Dasia Taylor’s experience at age 16. 

Dasia and her mom live in a predominantly white suburb near Iowa City, IA. Dasia is an avid Black History buff, and spends a lot of her time after school in the Black History Game Show club. She also attends district and school board meetings in order to advocate for an anti-racist curriculum in schools. Dasia has a strong interest in science, and as a junior she took an honors chemistry class where that passion was able to flourish. 

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