Henrietta Denise Ssettimba is a qualitative researcher with an interest in STEM from personal connections throughout her life. Her career and research interests are centered in examining the impact of quality education in life outcomes. Her experiences include creating STEM Karts and Kits alongside her peers as a member of Youth Philanthropy Initiative, grant writing for international development initiatives as an intern at the Jane Goodall Institute and engaging in qualitative higher education research as an intern at UNCF’s Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute. Henrietta recently served as an Associate Health Services Research Analyst for the Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center supporting telehealth, mental health and implementation studies. Henrietta additionally had the pleasure of supporting 100kin10’s unCommission as a storyteller, community outreach lead and synthesis support team member. Henrietta received her BA in Sociology from the Xavier University of Louisiana where she served as inaugural Design Thinking Fellow of Xavier Exponential and is a recipient of the Truman Capote Literary Award and Saint Katherine Drexel Award.