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Maru Colbert

Maru Colbert is an engineering professor and performer. Her research and teaching span the engineering fields of chemical, environmental, and materials science with a STEM focus on chemistry and mathematics. Additionally, she runs a cultural arts company based in Boston. Her spoken, written, and choreographed works have been featured in Denver, Los Angeles, Toronto, Windsor, Montreal, Amsterdam, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Boston. Maya, Nikki, Lorraine, Zora, Alice, Toni, Harriet, Sojourner, Michelle, Nina, Langston, August, Jacob, Romare, Cicely, James, Harry, Coretta, Aretha, Stevie, Billie, CBG, and Duro are some of her many “influencers” for writing, acting, singing, and design. When asked about her motivation she said, “she writes what her soul releases."
Maru was selected by the founder of the "Black Engineer of the Year Award" (BEYA) to be the featured poet in a publication of the BEYA Magazine.
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