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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.
Mar 1, 2023
Non-profit teaching girls how to uncover BIPOC history using drones
The non-profit, Our Genetic Legacy, teaches young girls of ethnic minorities how to use drones to discover the history of people of color.
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 20, 2023
Uncovering African American History Using Drones and Reality Capture
Drones are being used for more than just jobsite capture. Organizations like Our Genetic Legacy are also using them to empower BIPOC female innovators in preserving their collective 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
Meet Shellie Baxter, Founding CEO Our Genetic Legacy and learn about what inspired her to pursue a STEM career, her STEM pathway and current work, and advice for young women and girls to pursue their passions.
Feb 7, 2023
Putting ‘us’ in US History
This conversation features Shellie Baxter, founder of Our Genetic Legacy, a non-profit that creates projects that expose and publish lost family legacies of BIPOC Americans in order to diversify, correct and expand the
current history of America to include all Americans.
Jan 20, 2023
13th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration, Sportsfest & Parade
Our Genetic Legacy will participate in the 13th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration celebrating the civil rights leader at his namesake park in the heart of Southeastern San Diego.
Dec 21, 2022
San Diego nonprofit trains Ghanaian teens to track slave trade through drones
A San Diego nonprofit, which trains teenage girls of color to use drones to discover their heritage, has taken the program to Africa.
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.
Jun 15, 2022
Not Another Parenting Podcast
Baxter's legacy will be one of diversity and making the world a better place for future generations, including for her own two daughters
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, 2022
'Creating the next emerging technology leaders' | Teen girls learn to fly drones equipped with LiDAR technology
A couple dozen teen girls are flying high after learning how to fly drones with laser detection while on their Spring break studying to be FAA certified drone pilots.
Mar 30, 2021
Ancestral Legacy Project Aims To Uncover Overlooked Perspectives In American History
The American history that most of us learned in school left a lot out. We were taught about the contributions of some great — and some not so great — white men, but the life and work of women and people of color were usually not the focus of those histories.
Mar 27, 2021
A Letter to a Sister-In-Power
Dear Miss Shellie,
My dear sister-in-power, we are connected through our shared history of being ignored, overlooked and dismissed. I love your mission to preserve BIPOC legacy and adding their overlooked contributions to American history.
Jul 25, 2020
AARCC Roundtable - Family Trees & Mental Health
A roundtable with the Afro-Amerindian Research & Cultural Center (AARCC) to discuss family trees and mental health. Moderated by Darian Hailes, Program Coordinator AARCC.