Dominique Carter, PhD

Interdisciplinary Scientist, Diplomat, and Entrepreneur in Washington, DC

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Dominique Carter, Ph.D is an interdisciplinary scientist, diplomat, and entrepreneur. She currently serves an Agricultural Science Advisor for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Chief Scientist, where she advises the Under Secretary/Chief Scientist on policy development and operational planning pertaining to agricultural research, education, and economics. Dr. Carter previously served as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow (2017-2019) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). In the Office of International Science & Engineering (OISE) within the Office of the Director (OD), Dr. Carter contributed to the development of a diverse, globally-engaged workforce with world-class skills by supporting international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students.

Dominique attained her B.S. in Chemistry from Saint Norbert College and her Ph.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) where she received cross-disciplinary training in Microbiology and Bioengineering. In 2018, her technical expertise spurred the formation of Leading Innovations in Technology Laboratories, a biotechnology company focused on cannabis quality control testing innovation and product development to improve patient outcomes and decrease cannabis adverse drug effects (ADE).

In the community, Dr. Carter is the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Young Ambassador of Science for Washington, D.C., where she works to promote international partnerships in the education and innovation of microbial sciences. Accordingly, she is an Advisory Council Member for the Harvard Business Review (HBR) and serves as the Under-Secretary General of the Advisory Board for Sustainable Initiatives and Alliances for Africa (SIA-Africa), a non-profit organization working to develop sustainable global alliances to transform education, healthcare, environmental policies, and impact investment opportunities across Africa. As such, Dr. Carter is the Founder of Global STEM Solutions, LLC, a boutique consulting firm providing thought leadership and counsel for developing sustainable international partnerships in STEM education and research. Dominique is passionate about STEM entrepreneurship and for the recruitment and retention of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.

  • Work
    • US Department of Agriculture
  • Education
    • Medical College of Wisconsin