Mrs. Webber has spent the past 18 years transforming MANRRS into a nationally recognized name. She focuses on driving innovation while building enriching programs to connect diverse students and professionals while aiding in their leadership development. Ebony hails from a rural town in the Mississippi Delta, received her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Stillman College, and holds a certification in Technology Management and Master’s in Business Administration, both from the University of Phoenix.
MANRRS National Office
A leader with a serving attitude, Ashantáe Smith, is a native of a small town in Alabama. She currently resides in Georgia and has worked for the MANRRS National Office as Associate Program Coordinator since November 2016. Ashantáe first became involved with MANRRS as a Junior MANRRS student in high school and has enjoyed watching the organization grow.
Dwane Matthews is a native of Denver, Colorado. Very family orientated with a huge love for helping people, MANRRS was a perfect fit for him when he joined in 2008 as a chaperone for Junior MANRRS. Dwane graduated from The University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and has worked in youth programing for many years.
Making the move to Atlanta, GA to work in the MANRRS National Office was of course a transition but nevertheless, a very easy one. As the MANRRS Program Manager, Dwane utilizes innovate techniques and processes to elevate the existing programs and works with our MANRRS Chapters across the country to better share our MANRRS story.
Ian has nearly 10 years of experience as an educator and 16 years of experience working with middle and high school students in a mentoring capacity. He founded and ran his own youth nonprofit organization, "The Ian Smith Foundation" with a mission to help youth obtain higher education. With his extensive background, Ian works to foster relationships between MANRRS and prospective Junior MANRRS chapters.
Tina Wu, PhD
University Relations Coordinator
MANRRS National Office
As the University Relations Coordinator, Dr. Tina Wu works to elucidate areas of opportunity and develop programming to support MANRRS Collegiate Chapters. Tina hails from the island of Taiwan and grew up in the Midwest, where she earned her B.S. in Microbiology and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology. With her extensive experiences and skills in agricultural science, teaching, and outreach, Tina is dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion to support the success of historically excluded students in STEM.
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