Christina B. Washington

Owner | Instructional Designer | Author


Christina Washington has spent the past 20 years serving in various professional STEM and educational roles. Through her passion for STEM education, she founded Innovative Learning Solutions to improve academic achievement and increase exposure to quality programs.  She also authored the Ms Pearl children's book series to get children excited about STEM learning.  

Christina Washington

THE SCIENTIST

Christina Washington was interested in math and science from an early age, entering her first science fair as a second grader. By the time she reached high school, her childhood hobby of tinkering had turned into a full-fledged passion for science. Mrs. Washington earned a NASA Scholarship to study Electrical Engineering at Clark Atlanta University, and worked as a Research Assistant for the Georgia Tech Research Institute during her matriculation. She also interned for the USDA Forest Services in Madison, WI and Siemens Energy and Automation.  Upon completion from college, Christina worked in server development at Dell Computer Corporation in Austin, TX for 3 years. Within this time, Christina assisted with the launch of 10 server products and gained immense experience in program management within a fast paced environment.  In 2003, Mrs. Washington decided to pursue Medical Physics at Cleveland State University while completing clinical training at the Cleveland Clinic. After graduating with a Master of Science degree, Christina worked as a Medical Physicist for the Department of Veteran Affairs and other medical facilities for nearly 10 years.

THE AUTHOR

Mrs. Washington has written and published several books including Ms Pearl Makes a Discovery, 2017 winner of the New York City Big Book Award for Children's Literature. Other titles include Ms Pearl's Garden Surprise, ACT Math Study Guide, and Electrical Engineering lab Manuals. 

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Ms Pearl Makes a Discovery 

2017 NYC Big Book Award 

Distinguished Favorite for Children's Literature

  • Explore chemical reactions and states of matter in this fascinating book! Readers will learn science terminology and be inspired to recreate kid-friendly experiments performed in the book.

Ms Pearl's Garden Surprise 

  • Will Ms Pearl solve the garden mystery in time for her birthday celebration? Readers will explore life science and the environment while witnessing Ms. Pearl's scientific problem solving. 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Since inception in 2015, Young Scholars has provided extracurricular programs, summer camps, workshops, tutoring and test prep programs for the community. Young Scholars has also provided internships and learning opportunities for students seeking STEM careers, and participated in college fairs and parental engagement efforts with the local public school system. 

 

Honors & Awards

  • Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, Top 40 Under 40 Professionals
  • US Army Material Command Award for Research
  • National Science Teacher’s Association, Informal Educator of the Year Nominee
  • Featured Scientist, American Physical Society
  • NYC Big Book Award, Distinguished Favorite, Children’s Literature
  • Dell Computer Corporation, Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Clark Atlanta University, Outstanding Service Award

Speaking Engagements & Author Visits

Christina Washington is available for speaking engagements, author visits, and book signings. Click here to request this service.

BOOK REVIEWS

"Delightfully informative.... cute, cheery look.... an optimistic feel"

Oak Tree Book Reviews

"Ms. Pearl Makes a Discovery" has such a creative way of engaging children to explore science. Children are encouraged to see the fun in science by following the example of the exciting characters that reinforce STEAM learning.

Robin Williams, Amazon Customer