Danielle Webster is an Associate Lecturer with the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida and went on to earn her Ph.D. in Cellular Biology from the University of Georgia.
Even though she is a trained cell biologist, she has a profound passion for education. She focuses her teaching methodology primarily on creating a learning-centered environment. She believes it is important to be cognizant of the diversity within a student population and therefore, she adapts her teaching style and methods to create a learning-rich environment that focuses on individual student needs.
Serving her community has always been of utmost importance to Webster. She is dedicated to increasing the scientific literacy and capacity of students of all ages. As such, she has volunteered to design and coordinate several science education programs within her local communities. In 2011, she co-founded the nonprofit organization Society for Scientific Advancement (SOSA), to expand her reach outside of her local community and to promote science education in the Caribbean, where she was born and spent her early years of life. She conceptualizes, organizes and delivers workshops catering to young Jamaican students promoting the STEM discipline and helps them develop an interest and excitement about science. Through SOSA, she also organizes an annual scientific conference that provides a opportunity for scientists and health care providers worldwide to share their research and form new collaborations.
- Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Cellular Biology, University of Georgia