Lecturer | Second-Shot
Dr. Sanethia Thomas received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Computer & Information Science & Engineering as a National Science Foundation Fellow and GEM Fellow. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from the University of Texas El-Paso and a Masters in Youth Development Leadership from Clemson University.
Dr. Thomas played on the USA International Women’s Basketball team where she toured in Belgium and Amsterdam. She combined her tech skills and her athletic experiences to start her own company, Second-Shot. Second- Shot is a technology-based life coaching program for athletes. She has published her work in several journals, conferences, and magazines and received notable awards such as being recognized Yale University Edward Bouchet Honors Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, National Center for Women & Information Technology, and National Academy of Inventors.
Dr. Thomas is a first generation graduate and third African- American woman to graduate from UF in her field. She is a prolific speaker who sends a strong message of the importance to pursue higher education.