Arianna C. Stokes, Ph.D. is a Chicago, Ill., native who now calls Mississippi home. Following the completion of her doctoral degree, Dr. Stokes began a career in higher education with a focus in eLearning and instructional technology. She has contributed to research, publications and multimedia that explore education, lifestyle optimization and Black women in the 1%. Recently, she published a book titled: “Transitions: An Educator’s Journey.” Dr. Stokes’ areas of expertise include learning and development, eLearning, higher education, K-12 education and technology integration. Her interests include painting, shopping and collecting fragrances. Born in the summer, she loves the water and the calming ability that it has.