Scientist - Entrepreneur - Author


Aisha Martin, a nurturer by nature is a cultured, creative, powerhouse with a youthful spirit and personable demeanor. Raised and educated primarily in Europe she has combined her artistic gifts, global travel, and experiences as a seasoned biologist with her heart for inspiring girls to be authentic, confident and competent STEM leaders. Aisha holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology from Clark Atlanta University and a Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) from National University. Her STEM journey spans more than a decade and began at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, GA as a Molecular Biologist. She has held positions at Emory University Medical School, the Georgia Public Health Lab, and Baylor-Miraca Genetics Lab. As a certified Girls Empowerment Coach and STEMinist, her vision is to close the “gender gap to innovation,” by engaging girls from underserved and historically underrepresented communities through early exposure to STEM education and specialized mentoring.

Aisha is a scientist, entrepreneur and author whose mantra is “girls can’t be what they don’t see, so representation matters!” Her experiences as a female scientist in a male-dominated industry, coupled with her frustration at the lack of female STEM role models and mentors were the inspiration behind Fems4STEM which she founded in 2015. She is the CEO of The STEMinist Brand LLC (2020) and the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Fems4STEM™ Magazine, the first STEM publication to exclusively feature and celebrate black females in the STEM/STEM-adjacent industry which launched in 2022. 

She has been featured in Connected Woman Magazine, Formidable Woman Magazine, Shoutout Atlanta and Glambitious Magazine. She has also been a featured guest on Connecting Atlanta Radio powered by WorldStar Hit Radio, Nyla Nova STEMsation Spotlight, Minorities in STEM podcast, and Millennial Thoughts podcast. She is a contributing author in the Black Girls Hear Anthology for which she was honored with a Community Impact Award from Literacy Moguls Publishing sponsored by Sheen Magazine. She is a co-author of the critically acclaimed anthology Letters to Our Daughters and best seller Miseducation of the Alpha Woman: Love, Power Struggles & Relationships which was released in May 2019. Aisha was recognized at the 2015 Tween Star Awardsas a Mentoring Star and honored with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award signed by U.S. President Barack Obama for her passion and dedication to mentoring girls. She was nominated for STEMedia’s Scientist of the Year 2021 and voted Mompreneur of the Year at the 2021 Glambitious Awards. 

Aisha’s global travel and experiences lend themselves well to her role overseeing Organizational Partnerships, Charitable Donations, Fundraisers, Sponsorship, Community Involvement, & Research Implementation for the Tween Star Awards a national recognition platform for girls. She is also a proud volunteer at sister organization Formidable Girls assisting in various capacities to facilitate their mission of “empowering one million girls with healthy esteem and unapologetic fierce!”

When she’s not empowering girls globally to pursue STEM and women to dominate their STEM careers, she enjoys traveling, cooking, performing arts, reading, writing, learning new languages and spending quality time with family and friends.

Aisha currently resides in Atlanta.