Dr. Shawanda Thomas

You’ve Got The Power

"Having a strong foundation in mathematics is very important. Learn integer rules and fraction rules. Once you understand these basics, the more advanced math concepts will become easier to understand."

Quick Facts

Featured in: Girl Power (September 2021)

Current Role: Math instructor, STEM Director, Project Director for Girls IMPACT


  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science at Alabama A&M University
  • Master of Arts in Applied Math at The University of Alabama 
  • Ph.D. in Applied Math at The University of Alabama

 IMPACTing girls in STEM & developing math skills

In our September 2021 – Girl Power box, Dr. Thomas shares her math story, how she uses math in her current field of work, and about being a STEM director. She tells us about the Girls IMPACT program and why it is important to have organizations such as this today.

Black Girl MATHgic Exclusive Interview Preview

“If there were boys in the mix, say, "Boys can do that, so I am not going to because I can't." I want to show them that they can do this as well.”

Check out our September 2021 – Girl Power box to see Dr. Shawanda Thomas’s FULL interview!