Loretta Cheeks, Ph.D. is a DataEthics4All Top 100 DIET Champion 2021. She's the Founder and CEO of Strong TIES, an organization that introduces and engages youth in STEAM education for 21st Century disciplines and careers. As a member of the DataEthics4All Think Tank Community, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) expert in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, and cognitive computing, Loretta turns invisible, unstructured data into something incredible for predictive, prescriptive and data analysis that reveal programmable insight. Loretta is equipped with tools for guiding organizations to explore what’s possible – so they can make their data powerful. She blends passion for data and technology, incredible proven ability in leadership and research, and self-motivation. Loretta has a record of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. DataEthics4All is proud to call her a DIET Champion 2021 for her work in Data and Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Technology and Society.