With 18 years heavily vested in the chemical industry, dual degreed scientist and engineer Alsie Dunbar used her personal experience from her professional career as the precept for the blueprint in forming THE STEMS GEMS Mentoring Project. Formed in 2013, Dunbar has mentored over 300 girls in conjunction with the Ascension Parish School Board successfully with three participants receiving Student of the Year distinctions. The 2015 GBR Business Report’s Top 40 under 40 Honoree has also had a proclamation issued in her honor by the City of Gonzales for her community activism and professional dedication to STEM education with young women and minorities. Dunbar also serves on the executive Board of Directors for the Ascension Fund, the Arc of Ascension, the Louisiana Coalition for Healthier Communities, and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. She is also a member of countless volunteer organizations as well.