Verneda Lights is a visual artist/ photographer and griot, who hails from the Gullahgeechee Nation of South Carolina's Low Country. She is well-known for her many Afro-surreal and Afro-futuristic works, which range from traditional to digital fine art. As a Renaissance woman, Verneda is an historian, physician, and published poet. She names her faith, Gullah heritage, and fondness for folk-historical narratives as the main inspirations for her work.As a science educator and #STEM/ #STEAM advocate, Dr. Lights creates from the belief that science informs art and art shapes science.