Dominique Carter, PhD

Interdisciplinary Scientist, Diplomat, and Entrepreneur in Washington, DC

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Dominique Carter, PhD is an award-winning scientist, science diplomat, and entrepreneur. Recently named among 1000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America by CellMentor (CellPress, 2020), Dr. Carter currently serves as an Agricultural Science Advisor for the USDA Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Chief Scientist, where she supports operational planning and policy development pertaining to agricultural research and education in the areas of strategic planning & performance, evidence & evaluation, and science/research security.

Over the course of her early career, Dr. Carter has contributed to the development of a diverse, globally-engaged workforce by supporting international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. She is the Founder of Global STEM Solutions, LLC, a boutique consulting firm providing thought leadership and counsel for developing 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. In the community, Dr. Carter is the Professional Development Chairperson for the National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE) Washington, DC Professionals Chapter, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Young Ambassador for Washington, DC, an Advisory Council Member for the Harvard Business Review (HBR), and an Advisory Board member for SIA-Africa, a non-profit organization working to develop sustainable global alliances in science and education across Africa.

A Chicago native, Dr. Carter attained her BS in Chemistry from Saint Norbert College and her PhD in Microbiology and Bioengineering from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is an alum of the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship and former US State Department Global Innovation Fellow.

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