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Raven Baxter

Science Communicator & Molecular Biologist Known as "Raven the Science Maven"; Founder, STEMbassy

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Raven Baxter Biography

Raven Baxter, Ph.D., aka Dr. Raven the Science Maven is an internationally acclaimed American educator and molecular biologist known for effortlessly merging science with pop culture. Using her magnetic personality, she challenges the status quo to prove that science communicators aren’t all one and the same. She is highly sought after for speaking engagements, and brand partnerships.

Raised by a single mother in North Carolina and New York, Dr. Baxter’s curiosity to explore the world around her at a young age developed into a lifelong affinity for science. Today, whether producing viral hip-hop videos such as her “Antibodyody Antibody" Song or her “Wipe it Down” to teach science lessons to the masses or hosting a STEM-themed talk show she created called STEMbassy, she joyfully disrupts traditional cultural perceptions about scientists.

Passionate about diversity in STEM, Dr. Baxter builds community with her participation in the Black in Science Communication group and recognizes the importance of service as a legacy member of the prestigious Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, which counts Vice President Kamala Harris and civil rights activist Rosa Parks as distinguished members. As an entrepreneur—and unapologetic fashionista—Dr. Baxter recognized the importance of inclusive fashions for science fans from all walks of life, which led her to found her own online store, Smarty Pants. Her shop features of-the-moment, whimsical STEM-themed apparel and accessories designed by her with a portion of the profits benefiting STEM students.

In addition, Dr. Baxter is a sought after public speaker who maintains a strong voice in science academia as the Director of Diversity Initiatives in the UC Irvine School of Biological Sciences. She has earned numerous awards for her achievements, including the State University of New York’s Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence in honor of her service in educating the public about COVID-19, and recognition on Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list and Forbes 30 under 30 list.

Recently, Dr. Baxter joined a 4-person team of celebrities and influencers commissioned by NASA to inspire student participation in the NASA TechRise Student Challenge. The team created a video that challenges students in grades 6 – 12 to build and test a design based on Dr. Baxter’s hypothesis about what a maraca would sound like in microgravity, during the NASA TechRise Virtual Field Trip in September.

Speaking Topics
  • Hip-Hop Pedagogy in Science for the Newest Generations

    Hip-hop and rap looks different for each generation. My work has shown that modern approaches to pedagogy, including hip-hop pedagogy, are needed to reach underrepresented populations. In this talk, I will discuss the success of my approaches to using contemporary rap and hip-hop to engage learners in science.

  • From College Dropout to PhD: Finding Resilience in your STEM Journey

    No one said that life would be easy. Raised in a single-parent, twice-divorced household (sometimes homeless), I persevered through huge life challenges and within 10 years, I accomplished what most would have never expected. In this talk, I'll share intimate details of my story and provide your audience with the tools to overcome adversity.

  • How Increasing Visibility for Women in STEM Benefits Everyone

    My research adds to a body of literature that shows that it benefits people from all backgrounds to see women, particularly Black women, in STEM fields. In this talk, I will discuss the current research regarding Black women in STEM, and how to support underrepresented populations in STEM.

  • How to Create a Culturally Responsive Learning Environment

    Building inclusive learning environments and ensuring that students feel safe and welcome in your classroom is a major factor in student success, and a huge part of my teaching practices as an outstanding science educator. In this talk, I will engage your audience in a productive talk with the goal of setting an action plan for the classroom.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Raven Baxter?

    Booking fees for Raven Baxter, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Raven Baxter, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Raven Baxter?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Raven Baxter for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Raven Baxter for your next private or corporate function.
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Science Communicator & Molecular Biologist Known as "Raven the Science Maven"; Founder, STEMbassy

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Raven Baxter Biography

Raven Baxter, Ph.D., aka Dr. Raven the Science Maven is an internationally acclaimed American educator and molecular biologist known for effortlessly merging science with pop culture. Using her magnetic personality, she challenges the status quo to prove that science communicators aren’t all one and the same. She is highly sought after for speaking engagements, and brand partnerships.

Raised by a single mother in North Carolina and New York, Dr. Baxter’s curiosity to explore the world around her at a young age developed into a lifelong affinity for science. Today, whether producing viral hip-hop videos such as her “Antibodyody Antibody" Song or her “Wipe it Down” to teach science lessons to the masses or hosting a STEM-themed talk show she created called STEMbassy, she joyfully disrupts traditional cultural perceptions about scientists.

Passionate about diversity in STEM, Dr. Baxter builds community with her participation in the Black in Science Communication group and recognizes the importance of service as a legacy member of the prestigious Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, which counts Vice President Kamala Harris and civil rights activist Rosa Parks as distinguished members. As an entrepreneur—and unapologetic fashionista—Dr. Baxter recognized the importance of inclusive fashions for science fans from all walks of life, which led her to found her own online store, Smarty Pants. Her shop features of-the-moment, whimsical STEM-themed apparel and accessories designed by her with a portion of the profits benefiting STEM students.

In addition, Dr. Baxter is a sought after public speaker who maintains a strong voice in science academia as the Director of Diversity Initiatives in the UC Irvine School of Biological Sciences. She has earned numerous awards for her achievements, including the State University of New York’s Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence in honor of her service in educating the public about COVID-19, and recognition on Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list and Forbes 30 under 30 list.

Recently, Dr. Baxter joined a 4-person team of celebrities and influencers commissioned by NASA to inspire student participation in the NASA TechRise Student Challenge. The team created a video that challenges students in grades 6 – 12 to build and test a design based on Dr. Baxter’s hypothesis about what a maraca would sound like in microgravity, during the NASA TechRise Virtual Field Trip in September.

Raven Baxter Speaking Topics

  • Hip-Hop Pedagogy in Science for the Newest Generations

    Hip-hop and rap looks different for each generation. My work has shown that modern approaches to pedagogy, including hip-hop pedagogy, are needed to reach underrepresented populations. In this talk, I will discuss the success of my approaches to using contemporary rap and hip-hop to engage learners in science.

  • From College Dropout to PhD: Finding Resilience in your STEM Journey

    No one said that life would be easy. Raised in a single-parent, twice-divorced household (sometimes homeless), I persevered through huge life challenges and within 10 years, I accomplished what most would have never expected. In this talk, I'll share intimate details of my story and provide your audience with the tools to overcome adversity.

  • How Increasing Visibility for Women in STEM Benefits Everyone

    My research adds to a body of literature that shows that it benefits people from all backgrounds to see women, particularly Black women, in STEM fields. In this talk, I will discuss the current research regarding Black women in STEM, and how to support underrepresented populations in STEM.

  • How to Create a Culturally Responsive Learning Environment

    Building inclusive learning environments and ensuring that students feel safe and welcome in your classroom is a major factor in student success, and a huge part of my teaching practices as an outstanding science educator. In this talk, I will engage your audience in a productive talk with the goal of setting an action plan for the classroom.

Raven Baxter Videos

  • Raven the Science Maven: Raven Baxter 2020 SciComm Keynote Speaker 1
  • Episode 35: Molecular Biology with Raven the Science Maven
    In this interview, we'll learn all about molecular biology and how new medicines are made with Raven the Science Maven. In addition to experience in...

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  • How to book Raven Baxter?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Raven Baxter for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Raven Baxter, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Raven Baxter or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Raven Baxter?

    Booking fees for Raven Baxter, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Raven Baxter, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Raven Baxter?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Raven Baxter for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Raven Baxter for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Raven Baxter or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Raven Baxter or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Raven Baxter is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Hip-Hop Pedagogy in Science for the Newest Generations, From College Dropout to PhD: Finding Resilience in your STEM Journey, How Increasing Visibility for Women in STEM Benefits Everyone and How to Create a Culturally Responsive Learning Environment. The estimated speaking fee range to book Raven Baxter for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Raven Baxter generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Aprille Ericsson, Gitanjali Rao, Alyssa Carson, Ashanti Johnson and Dr. Shini Somara. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Raven Baxter for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Raven Baxter Speaking Topics

  • Hip-Hop Pedagogy in Science for the Newest Generations

    Hip-hop and rap looks different for each generation. My work has shown that modern approaches to pedagogy, including hip-hop pedagogy, are needed to reach underrepresented populations. In this talk, I will discuss the success of my approaches to using contemporary rap and hip-hop to engage learners in science.

  • From College Dropout to PhD: Finding Resilience in your STEM Journey

    No one said that life would be easy. Raised in a single-parent, twice-divorced household (sometimes homeless), I persevered through huge life challenges and within 10 years, I accomplished what most would have never expected. In this talk, I'll share intimate details of my story and provide your audience with the tools to overcome adversity.

  • How Increasing Visibility for Women in STEM Benefits Everyone

    My research adds to a body of literature that shows that it benefits people from all backgrounds to see women, particularly Black women, in STEM fields. In this talk, I will discuss the current research regarding Black women in STEM, and how to support underrepresented populations in STEM.

  • How to Create a Culturally Responsive Learning Environment

    Building inclusive learning environments and ensuring that students feel safe and welcome in your classroom is a major factor in student success, and a huge part of my teaching practices as an outstanding science educator. In this talk, I will engage your audience in a productive talk with the goal of setting an action plan for the classroom.

Raven Baxter Speaker Videos

  • Raven the Science Maven: Raven Baxter 2020 SciComm Keynote Speaker 1
    Episode 35: Molecular Biology with Raven the Science Maven
    In this interview, we'll learn all about molecular biology and how new medicines are made with Raven the Science Maven. In addition to experience in the lab, Raven is doing research on science...

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