Fatima A. Majid is a STEM advocate with a passion for building confidence in the youth and encourages them to pursue careers in STEM fields.
Fatima is a native of Detroit, Michigan, where she graduated from Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School in the Math, Science and Applied Technology Program in conjunction with Golightly Vocational and Technical Center graduating with honors in Auto Cad and Drafting that landed her an immediate internship with General Motors. She received her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tuskegee University. She has worked with a Fortune 500 company as an Industrial Hydraulics Sales Engineer managing accounts in territories such as Connecticut, New York and New Jersey and was also recognized in Black Enterprise Magazine. She went on to work in the charter school systems as a science educator where her passion for engaging the youth in STEM began. Fatima has a history of volunteer involvement for several non-profit organizations in Detroit as speaker or workshop facilitator in STEM and volunteers as a biomedical lab technician for World Medical Relief where she performs tests, repairs and packaging of medical equipment that is sent to the impoverished both in Detroit and abroad.
Fatima is currently enrolled in the Master of Science Program in Biomedical Engineering at Lawrence Technological University. Her passion for new technologies led to her acceptance into the National Science Foundation's I-Corp Bio-Entrepreneurship Cohort program where she worked to brainstorm venture ideas through a customer discovery process in gene/cell therapy. She holds active office as Chair Elect for the National Society of Black Engineers Detroit Professionals Chapter, Affiliate Council Member in the Engineering Society of Detroit and membership in the Biomedical Engineering Society and Society of Women Engineers. Fatima resides in Detroit, Michigan with her 9-year-old daughter, Josephine.