The GEMS Camp Board of Directors is a solid foundation of accountability, openness, and integrity that is lead by industry professionals with a passion to see the next generation of girls succeed in STEM related fields. 

Tejuana L. Edmonds, Board President

Tejuana L. Edmond is an 18-year Oil & Gas Industry executive with experience in Engineering, Technical Sales, and Marketing.  Tejuana earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.  After graduating with her chemical engineering degree, Tejuana accepted a position with Halliburton KBR Company in Houston, Texas. She worked as a process engineer with Halliburton KBR for six years, working on global engineering projects ranging from refinery design to offshore platform design. Tejuana joined BP Group in 2004 in Engineering with the BP Lubricants organization and went on to obtain her Master in Business Administration degree from the University of Houston CL in Houston, Texas the following year. Tejuana has a 10-year career with BP, and currently holds the position of Regional Sales Manager, Americas, where she is responsible for driving the business and strategic agenda for the Western Hemisphere and leading a team of engineering and business professionals that span North and South America.

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Mareisha N. Winters | Board Secretary

Mareisha N. Winters is Vice President of The Winters Group, Inc., a 29-year-old organization development and diversity-consulting firm, specializing in research, strategic planning, training, and public speaking with an emphasis in ethnic and multicultural issues.  Mareisha is passionate about diversity and equity in education. Her specific interests include improving diversity and gender equity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). An engineer by training, she understands the struggles young minority females face when it comes to this field.  A graduate of both Spelman College and Georgia Institute of Technology, Mareisha holds undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.  In 2009, she received her MBA and MS in Information Systems from University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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