I was born and raised here in the Richmond area, and attended Chesterfield county public schools. I earned a BS in biomedical engineering in 2010 and an MS in medical physics in 2012 both from VCU. Shortly afterward I was welcomed into the NSBE family and asked to step in as the chapter treasurer. Then I switched my career from engineering to education. I started teaching math at John Tyler and went back to VCU for a Master of Teaching degree, and I've now been teaching physics at Bird HS for 4 years. Currently, I teach two levels if college prep physics, I sponsor the school's rocketry club, and I supervise the Girls in Engineering Math & Science (GEMS) camp at Bird in the summer. My hobbies include tennis, cooking, and watching old movies.
Ariel Jefferson March 2019
Tiffany, originally from Buffalo, NY, received her B.S. degree in Microelectronics Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. She currently works as a system safety engineer for the Navy where she works on laser weapon systems. She has a strong love for NSBE where she has served the Richmond Professionals chapter as President, Vice-President and Public Relations Chair. She currently works with the chapter’s FIRST Lego League team THE Robot Engineers, as one of the team coaches since the team forming in 2012.
Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family and keeping her three children busy, including her son who’s a graduating senior this year planning to study Mechanical Engineering. She actively engages in the Richmond community where she is a member of Upsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and serves as the Technology Committee Chair and also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Commonwealth of Virginia. She is a member of Saint Paul’s Baptist Church where she leads the Young Engineers & Scientists STEM group, serves as a Sunday school teacher and works with the church’s performing arts academy. Tiffany can also be found volunteering as an usher the local theaters or at her children’s schools.
Tiffany Owens October 2018
Goldwyn G. Parker II was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. After graduating from West Charlotte Senior High School he pursued and obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in 2001. He was then accepted into North Carolina State University where he earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in 2003. This was part of a goal to better understand key business drivers and be able to develop and support stable and profitable operations.
His professional career has been focused in the chemical industry and includes employment by General Electric, Honeywell, Kraton Performance Polymers and AdvanSix, at locations in Alabama, Indiana, Ohio and Virginia. In June 2012 he relocated from Columbus, OH to Virginia to work as a process engineer at the AdvanSix, Inc. (formerly part of Honeywell) Hopewell, VA facility. He is currently employed by Albemarle Corporation as the Process Safety Advisor for the Magnolia, AR location.
It was during his NC State Wolf Pack times when he first became a member of NSBE and began to realize the significance of the organization. His passion for NSBE is strongly driven by its mission: to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. His NSBE involvement over the years has included serving on local executive boards, convention/conference workshop presentation, corporate recruiting and event representation and participation in various programs and volunteer events.
He has a strong passion for people and serving the community, and his church involvement (Men’s Ministry, Boyz2Men Ministry, Male Chorus) demonstrates his love for God.