GAAMC is thrilled to introduce our very special guest, Michelle Byrd Fielder. Michelle will present "Bare-ing Witness," a collection of stories describing one woman's encounters with systemic racism that will serve as an entry point to the difficult conversations we all need to have. We will follow Michelle's talk with a lively and loving Q&A! Don't miss it.
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Who is Michelle? Thank you, for asking.
Michelle is currently employed at Nokia where she is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff. Michelle has over 30 years of experience in the areas of Solution validation, program management, process improvement, and systems engineering of telecommunications networks. At Nokia, she manages an automation program and does SW testing of Virtual Network elements that provide call features such as Voice over LTE (VOLTE), video call applications, and billing.
A native of Detroit, MI, she attended Detroit Public Schools and graduated from Cass Technical High School. She holds BS/MS degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from Spelman College and Georgia Tech. While in college she participated in the National Society of Black Engineers-NSBE, Mellow Constituents Comedy Troupe, and joined Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. At Nokia, Michelle has participated in being a CO-OP Mentor, Toastmasters, the ABLE (Advancing Black Leadership and Excellence) Affinity Group, and numerous bocce leagues.
Michelle’s other activities include being 1VP of the Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a member of the NJ Chapter of the Spelman College Alumnae Association, and a former GS Leader in GSHNJ. She is a member of Fountain Baptist Church in Summit, NJ, and since 2016 has become involved in anti-racism work through the Summit Interfaith Council Anti-Racism Committee where she is a small group facilitator of their Dialogue Circles on Race as well as an ARC member. Her hobbies include crocheting, crafts, Pilates, jigsaw puzzles (since the pandemic), and reading. She resides in Somerset with her husband Anthony and her daughter Adia who is a senior in college.
- May 05, 2021 at 5pm – 6:30pm