Meet Imani Myers

Imani Myers grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Two things were prominent in her childhood: her love for science and her dedication to her community. After earning her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, she moved to Washington, D.C., where she dedicated four years to teaching middle school math and science, honing her pedagogical skills and fostering a commitment to nurturing young minds. While dedicating her time to growing the next generation of science leaders, Imani also earned her Master of Art in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education. 

Transitioning from the classroom, Imani found herself at So Others Might Eat, Inc., where she assumed the role of Education Coordinator. In this capacity, she orchestrated after-school activities tailored to students experiencing homelessness while serving as an advocate for families to demand that their children receive the proper special education services, ensuring equitable opportunities for all. 

Her dedication to advocacy extended beyond the educational realm as she became deeply involved in promoting menstrual equity. As the Period Pantry Manager for the Junior League of Northern Virginia, she spearheaded initiatives to establish period pantries throughout the region, amplifying the voices of those often marginalized in conversations surrounding menstrual health. Imani exceeded the Junior League of Northern Virginia’s goal of piloting one period pantry and launched four period pantries across four districts in Northern Virginia during the league’s first year focusing on this new initiative. 

Currently, as a Project Manager at Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation, Imani leads the STEM program, catalyzing initiatives to foster a diverse and skilled future STEM workforce. Through innovative events and activities, she has impacted over a thousand children, igniting their passion for science and technology. Imani pioneered a Drone Club at a local elementary school, where 86% of students are students of color and 40% come from low-income families, providing hands-on STEM learning that transcends abilities and captures the imagination of students. 

Looking ahead, Imani is poised to take on the role of Secretary on the Board of Directors of the Junior League of Northern Virginia and continue her advocacy for menstrual equity as the Period Pantry Manager, while contributing to the organization’s broader focus area of women helping women. 

Imani’s journey from educator to advocate reflects her steadfast commitment to effecting positive change in the lives of others, driven by a belief in the transformative power of education and equity.