“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” --Marie Curie (1867-1934) first woman awarded a Nobel Prize for her contributions to physics.
Now is the time to elect a candidate, like LaDena Bolton, that understands our needs, will speak on behalf of our residents and will empower DeKalbYD to restore our vision in the right direction. Since adolescence, Dr. LaDena Bolton has maintained her commitment to serving DeKalb County through unrelenting volunteer efforts with DeKalb County educators, county commissioners, human rights organizations and her homeowners association.
Some of her most recent endeavors include serving on the Women for Warnock Advisory Council, grass roots organizing to support the Biden-Harris campaign with Amplify Action and being hand-selected to serve as a committee member for the re-branding of the New Peachcrest Elementary School. LaDena also served as President of Peachcrest Homeowners Association, in which she worked with DeKalb Commissioners, community leaders and law enforcement to restore security, community involvement and beautification in CD3 and Super 7. Partnering with her husband, LaDena established the Bolton Legacy Scholarship to support students interested in restoring and sustaining underserved areas. She also advocates for social justice, criminal justice reform and education as a member of the DeKalb NAACP, DeKalb (Young) Democrats, Anointed Word Church and Sigma Gamma Rho sorority Inc.
On a global scale, Dr. Bolton has committed her life to serving our residents in her position as a Forensic Chemist. She supported the Army mission by using science to solve crimes and protect the U.S. and U.S. interests. Prior to her forensic experience, Dr. Bolton supported the Department of Energy, while interning at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and National Energy Technology Laboratory, where she conducted award-winning research to address the international issue of energy sustainability.
Dr. Bolton has also contributed to the fundamental impact of scientific research on health disparities and pharmaceutical development. As a Research Assistant at the Center for Functional Nanoscale Materials, at Clark Atlanta University, Bolton designed drug delivery systems used to improve cancer therapy outcomes.
Moreover, Dr. Bolton was awarded fellowships by the National Institute of Health and the National Science Foundation. As a Fellow, Bolton traveled to South Africa and Puerto Rico to present the impact that her research may potentially have on cancer therapies and patient recovery. In 2014, she continued her biomedical research at Emory University, identifying technologies that showed promising implications on patient access to pharmaceuticals.
As a researcher and community advocate, Dr. LaDena Bolton has acquired the skills necessary to produce results. Dr. Bolton knows what it takes to be an effective representative because she has experience preparing policies and technical reports at the Federal level, drafted proposals to initiate new research and community initiatives, and has been acknowledged nationally and internationally for her contributions. She has published articles and contributed to our most pronounced Federal issues of energy sustainability, health and national security. Dr. LaDena A Bolton is the most highly qualified candidate to represent you as DYD's 2021 Vice President.