The St. Louis, Missouri native, Hadiyah-Nicole Green, graduated with honors from University City High School in 1999. On full academic scholarship for four years, Dr. Green graduated with honors from Alabama A&M University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physics with a minor in Mathematics in 2003. Dr. Green began her career in the Physics Doctoral Program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham with the vision of using lasers to treat cancer in a manner that is more localized and less devastating than chemotherapy and radiation. As of May 12, 2012, Hadiyah-Nicole Green is the 2nd
African American woman and the 4th
African American to receive a Ph.D. in Physics in the history of The University of Alabama at Birmingham.