In honor of Black History Month, we’re highlighting several black women making history in their roles and industries here in Wisconsin. The series is called Black Women Firsts.
Meet Chante Parker, a student at Marquette University’s School of Dentistry. Parker was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga., and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Miami before coming to Milwaukee for dental school. She says Marquette dental school’s reputation is what brought her here.
Parker is the first black woman to be class president in the dental school’s 125-year history, representing second-year students.
“I would’ve never thought that, that was me,” she says. “When I ran for the position, I didn’t have any knowledge of there ever not being a black person in the…