Diana Garcia Prichard, Scientist and Educator

Happy Birthday to scientist and education activist Diana Garcia Prichard, born in San Francisco, California on October 27, 1949.  Prichard’s mother was an immigrant from Nicaragua and her father was a Texan of Mexican and Native American heritage. After raising her two children, Prichard returned to school, earning a BS in chemistry/ physics at California State University at Hayward and an MS and Ph D in chemical physics at the University of Rochester.  Prichard founded the program “Partnership in Education” that provides Latino role models to teach science and math to limited English proficient students. She is a national board member of the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).