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Mar 9, 2023
Local Youth "Herstorians" Capture Julian's BIPOC History
On February 17, 2023 , Our Genetic Legacy took a trip to Julian, CA to learn about the history of the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) pioneers of the county. Our Genetic Legacy is a non-profit organization led by the founder and CEO. Her organization has a program for young women, who she has coined as “Herstorians.”
Mar 8, 2023
Women at the Helm
Shellie F. Baxter, CEO and Founder of Our Genetic Legacy
Shellie Frances Baxter is a Social Impact Scientist. She is the founding CEO of Our Genetic Legacy. Through her organization, she captures and shares the personal and familial stories of BIPOC legacies to create a more robust and accurate historical record to educate generations to come. She is leading the charge to change the way history is taught.
Feb 24, 2023
UgCS toolset for LIDAR mission planning by SPH Engineering was used to recover the history of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities
We interviewed Shellie Baxter, the founder of Our Genetic Legacy, and discussed the use of LiDAR technology by SPH Engineering to uncover and share the history of underrepresented communities. Her year-long program for girls focuses on recovering the history of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.
Feb 7, 2023
Putting ‘us’ in US History
Feb 7, 2023
International Day of Women and Girls in Science to recognize the critical role women and girls play in science and technology com
Aug 8, 2022
How San Diego’s Shellie Baxter uses tech to connect BIPOC to their roots
A social impact scientist and entrepreneur, San Diego’s Shellie Baxter was tired of the systemic erasure of BIPOC American legacies and contributions from U.S. history—so she decided to correct the narrative herself. In 2018, Shellie founded Our Genetic Legacy (OGL), a San Diego-based nonprofit with the mission of telling the previously-excluded stories of BIPOC Americans using genomics and tech.
Mar 31, 2022
Tech Training for Women
In honor of Women’s History Month, students, educators and supporters gathered Wednesday at the Elementary Institute of Science in San Diego for a drone demonstration to show how the nonprofit Our Genetic Legacy’s DRONE (Descendents Recovering Our Names) Project will teach young women to use lidar (light detection and ranging) to create 3D images of landscapes invisible to the naked eye.
Mar 30, 2021
Ancestral Legacy Project Aims To Uncover Overlooked Perspectives In American History
Mar 27, 2021