Louvere Walker-Hannon on Getting More Black Women Involved in STEM
In this SWE Diverse episode, we wrap up Black History Month with Nikia Brown, African-American Affinity Group Black History Month Lead, and Louvere Walker-Hannon, SWE African-American Affinity Group Lead and MathWorks Senior Application Engineer. Listen as Louvere and Nikia discuss the challenges faced by Black women in STEM, the importance of mentoring and volunteering in communities of color, and how societies like SWE and NSBE are helping diversify the engineering industry.
Louvere is Co-Lead of both the African-American and Latinos AGs. Louvere Walker-Hannon is a MathWorks Senior Application Engineer, who provides direction and recommendations on technical workflows for various applications. Specifically, she assists with the following topics image processing, computer vision, machine learning, deep learning, geospatial analysis, and data analytics when discussing technical workflows. She has a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and a master’s degree in Geographic Information Technology with a specialization in Remote Sensing. Louvere has worked in three different engineering roles throughout her 20 year career while at MathWorks. Louvere is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and other organizations. She has a long history of serving as a STEM mentor.