Commitment to Education & Diversity
Education and diversity efforts are central to E3S’s mission. We seek to contribute to the development of a new generation of scientists and engineers, increase the number of students from historically underrepresented groups in engineering who study low energy electronics, and to promote continued interest in the E3S research areas among Center participants. Coordinating these efforts are E3S’s Education Manger, Lea Marlor, and Diversity Director, Kedrick Perry.
Education & Diversity Leadership
Lea Marlor is the Associate Director of Education and joined the center in July 2013. Previously, Lea was a graduate student at Purdue University. While at Purdue she spent two years on the leadership team for Purdue’s Women in Engineering Graduate Mentoring Program where she worked to increase the retention of women engineering graduate students. She also participated in events at Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day that focuses on educating and exciting female high school students about engineering. Lea holds a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Dr. Kedrick B. Perry joined the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S) as Director of Diversity and Outreach in June 2016. Previously, he led the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at Suffolk University in Boston where he prepared underrepresented, first-generation, and low income undergraduate students for graduate study. Prior to Suffolk University, he worked in the Office of Graduate Student Diversity Programs at the University of Virginia where he was committed to the recruitment, retention, mentoring, and graduation of a highly talented and diverse graduate student population. He received his doctorate in higher education from the University of Virginia where he studied logic modeling in graduate student affairs. Dr. Perry also has a Master of Public Administration and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from North Carolina State University and a BA in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.