Dr. LaKisha Barrett is an associate
professor in the Biology Department at Austin Community College (ACC). Her passion is to use experiential and service learning to inspire future professionals while intentionally creating inclusive spaces and promoting community to improve success, retention, and belonging for all at ACC and beyond. She is in a state of constant growth to become a more inclusive, student-centered educator and find meaningful avenues to connect her students to their subjects. Outside the classroom, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and finding new science jokes.