My Story

Founder and CEO of Melanin In Medicine, LLC, MiChaela Barker’s connection to medicine and healthcare dates back to when she was a little girl. With her mother being an OB/GYN, the hustle and bustle of hospital life became second nature to her. 

As she grew up, she realized that the medical field had a vast diversity within the occupations available, from nurses, physicians, administrators, assistants, and so on, but that this diversity was lacking when it came to represented various racial and ethnic populations. 

Knowing how important representation and inclusivity is, she made it her mission to increase and support healthcare heroes from various professional and racial backgrounds. With a Bachelors of Science in Public Health: Environmental Science and a passion for change, MiChaela created Melanin In Medicine in 2017 and has not stopped creating and serving since.