I wish to thank SAMAAP for opening your doors to me and allowing me to use your research center/museum and library. I spent several hours there using the books and original documents. In a pending article, I specifically refer to the museum and the information gathered there. Upon publication I will send a full copy.

Sometimes we move forward and forget to stop and let our \'soul catch up to our body\'. I completed my PhD last May of 2013. The focus of the study was understanding the experiences of five successful Afro-Caribbean immigrant women from Panama who were successful in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. These careers are historically White male and White female dominated. These women overcame the barriers of race and gender in order to become leaders in their respective fields. In conducting this research project, In 2009 I traveled to Panama and had the opportunity to attend a meeting at the Sociedad de Amigos Del Museo Afro Antillano de Panama, or SAMAAP.

I presented my research project to this group and names were suggested for inclusion in the study. One of my participants came from this group. However, because of confidentiality the women are known by their pseudonyms: Afia, Andrea, Dorcas, Fusia and Nubia.

I wish to thank SAMAAP for opening your doors to me and allowing me to use your research center/museum and library. I spent several hours there using the books and original documents. In a pending article, I specifically refer to the museum and the information gathered there. Upon publication I will send a full copy.

Con mucho gusto,

Dr. Beverly A King Miller

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