Arizona Alliance of Black

School Educators

Dr. Loretta Cheeks have developed systems & led development teams within the communications, radio, avionics, instrumentation & control and chemical industries. After Cheeks spent 20 years engineering technical solutions for Fortune 500 corporations, she started the journey to achieve a lifelong goal, which is to earn a Ph.D. in Computer Science. Cheeks earned her Ph.D. as an Adobe Foundation GEM Fellow at Arizona State University in the School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering.


Cheeks founded Strong TIES to promote STEM K-12 education for broadening youth participation in STEM disciplines and careers.