Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Chicago State University, a Master of Science degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Michigan State University, and a Master of Art degree in Legal Studies from University of Illinois-Springfield. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Health Science at Nova Southeastern University. Her work experience involves many years as a biomedical scientist, research administrator, legal & compliance and policy analyst. Her scientific areas of interest include neuro-degeneration, inflammation/oxidative stress, and reproductive cancers in women. As a writer and science enthusiast, Rachele serves her community through elected committee membership and Board Secretary appointment to Hollywood FL’s Green Team Advisory Committee where she and other committee members make recommendations to the City Commission on the development and promotion of the Hollywood’s sustainability and environmental health goals. Rachele is also an active member of the Association for Women in Science, National Association of Science Writers, and Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.