ATLANTIC SHORES CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH BY HIGHLIGHTING INCREDIBLE AFRICAN AMERICAN ALUMNI


 

Dr. Jedidah Isler

Dr. Jedidah Isler is an Assistant Professor of Astrophysics at Dartmouth College where she studies hyperactive, supermassive black holes. Her scientific research explores the physics of blazars – supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies that create particle jets moving at nearly the speed of light. She is a proud alumna of Norfolk State University’s Dozoretz National Institute for Mathematics and Applied Sciences (DNIMAS) and the Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program. In 2014, she became the first African American woman to receive her Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Yale University. Her innovative and award-winning research has been supported by fellowships from the NSF, NASA, and the Ford Foundation and she has appeared on numerous radio and television programs including NPR’s All Things Considered and TED Radio Hour, the Science Channel’s How the Universe Works, and the 2016 National Geographic feature miniseries MARS. She has also been featured on DeRay McKesson’s podcast, Pod Save the People. A 2015 TED fellow and a 2017 Senior TED Fellow, more than 2.5 million viewers have watched her TED talks.

Dr. Isler is an outspoken advocate of inclusion and empowerment in STEM fields and is the creator and host of “Vanguard: Conversations with Women of Color in STEM.”. Her non-profit organization, The STEM en Route to Change (SeRCH) Foundation, Inc., is dedicated to using STEM as a pathway for social justice and has developed a variety of initiatives including the #VanguardSTEM online platform and web series.

Jedidah graduated from Atlantic Shores Christian School in 1999. 

Make sure to check out her Ted Talk


 

D.J. Jordan

D.J. Jordan has served in various positions in federal public relations and on Capitol Hill since 2008, but started his career in broadcast journalism covering political news in the Nation’s Capitol, including at CNN. In addition to being a public affairs strategist, D.J. is deeply committed to promoting public policy that advances opportunity for families through entrepreneurship, education, poverty alleviation, and stable child welfare.

D. J. is currently a vice president at Pinkston Public Relations.  At Pinkston, D.J. leads a team of experienced strategists, writers and designers in creating and implementing strategic communications campaigns for faith-based nonprofit organizations, advocacy groups, corporations, and individual thought leaders.

DJ graduated from Atlantic Shores Christian School in 1996. 


 

Regina McFarland Robinson

Regina Robinson is a collaborative senior leader from Pre-K - career with supervision of student development, international student services, career planning, disability support, and college completion. She has over 10 years of educational advocacy including board leadership, policymaking, and organizational management for individuals impacted by disability in order to develop a culture of inclusion that values students and the communities that support them. She is a 20 year veteran of public speaking and strategic thinking in effective bridge building efforts for organizations. Frequent conference, graduation, and retreat keynote speaker. She also is a 20+ years faith and culture professional with the ability to coach and counsel individuals for greater clarity and life purpose.

As the Dean of Student Affairs, Regina delivers a comprehensive program of educational and support services to the adult learning population of CC students.  She manages, supervises, and evaluates the staff of Advising, Tutoring, International Students, Academic and Disability Support, and Career Services.  She also serves on a variety of College-wide committees to seek best practices for the success of students.  Regina seeks to improve the quality of life for adult learners.

Regina graduated from Atlantic Shores Christian School in 1993. 


 

Dana Brown Williams

Dana is an inspirational speaker and author whose goal is to help people overcome challenges or obstacles and learn how to turn their messes into their messages. Whether she’s writing a book or a blog, coaching couples facing difficulties, or simply living her life on purpose, Dana’s goal is that people be reconciled to God and each other. She’s passionate about relational and racial reconciliation and uses her platform to help people engage in purposeful dialogue.  She uses her life's experiences to inspire her audience to know that every test can be turned in a testimony that will bless and encourage others for the glory of God.

Dana also serves as an Assistant Pastor at New Life Church. She and her husband, Shaun, have been married for 20 years and have four children, all of whom have attended Atlantic Shores.

Dana graduated from Atlantic Shores Christian School in 1998. 

Her son Chris graduated in 2018 and her daughter will graduate in the class of 2020. 

Make sure to check out her website: http://danache.com. 


 

Brandon Britt

Brandon Britt graduated from the College of William and Mary with his undergraduate degree in business marketing.  At William and Mary, Brandon played four seasons on the Men's Basketball Team.  He was team captain, earned CAA All-Academic Team honors for three seasons, and was named to the CAA Championship All-Tournament Team.

Upon graduation, he played professional basketball in Colombia, South America. 

He returned to the College of William and Mary and to complete his MBA at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business. 

He is now working as a consultant for Accenture Federal Services in the DC metro area.    

Brandon graduated from Atlantic Shores Christian School in 2010.


 

Bianca Turner

Bianca currently attends George Mason U and is majoring in criminology.  She is applying to graduate school this spring to receive a masters degree in forensic psychology.  She is also presently looking for internships.  She is the vice president of Urbanknowlogy 101 which is the first hip-hop team on George Mason's campus.   

She thanks Shores for her education which gave her the confidence to give an intelligence brief to a CIA/FBI agent.

Bianca graduated from Atlantic Shores Christian School in 2016.


 

Demetrius Doss

After playing professional football, and a three-year career as an executive in the music industry, Demetrius began embarking on a passionate calling in the financial services industry in 2011…..after a close friend lost his father who passed away with no will and no financial security for his family. The death devasted that family emotionally and financially and thrust Demetrius on a personal journey to help families avoid the nightmare his close friend went through.

Since 2011, Demetrius has been educating and working with families to create solutions for their biggest financial worries.  Whether it’s creating a road map for a financially stress-free retirement, leaving a legacy that lasts generations, or how to effectively pay for college for your children and not decimate your retirement nest egg–for families with these financial worries Demetrius could be a godsend.

Demetrius graduated from THE Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, where he played wide receiver with two Heisman quarterback finalists…..Chad Pennington and Byron Leftwich.  He currently lives in Prince William County, VA, with his wife Kelli and their two sons.  Demetrius is also an AAU basketball coach for two teams with the United Revolution in Prince William County.

Demetrius graduated from Atlantic Shores Christian School in 1998.

You can learn more about his College Funding Resources here.