Dr. Ford delivered a powerful message during her keynote address to 4,000 attendees at the 2017 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference. Her message was carefully crafted, interweaving her academic career and a job at the White House, with personal challenges she had to overcome stemming from her bout with "impostor syndrome". Her dynamic delivery engaged the audience in the challenges she faced and concluded with a resolution stemming from the solutions she found
Knatokie captures the audience's attention from the moment she takes the stage. Her story of overcoming adversity encourages others to persevere in their own challenges. Knatokie's natural curiosity and love for STEM is infectious. Her passion for diversity and desire to make a difference is inspiring.