Miami Chapter Spotlight: Alana “Afrobutterfly” Whitaker
Web3 Educator, tech cofounder, and former ICU RN Alana “AfroButterfly” Whitaker’s passion for knowledge and equity are at the center of her pursuits.
1. Tell us more about yourself, like where you are from and what you do.
I am Alana “AfroButterfly” Whitaker. A retired ICU RN of 13 years turned Web3 Educator. I am the Jacksonville Chapter Lead of Blacks In Technology.
I am cofounder of two web3 edtech companies (Digital Greenbook and Blue Collar To The Blockchain). I am a full time prop firm trader.
2. What is one of your greatest achievements?
My greatest achievement is yet to come, but thus far I am proud of traveling and teaching in two non US countries and over eleven states.
3. Who inspires you?
My mom and dad inspire me everyday to be the best I can be at anything I set out to do. I also am inspired by NYSE trader Lauren Simmons. I love reading the works of Mark Douglas and Tracy Cottom.
4. How would you like to be remembered?
I would like to be remembered as a person who successfully set out on a mission to create equitable pathways for people to break into tech, web3 and other forms of generational wealth. I want to be remembered as honest, punctual, efficient, bubbly and fair.
5. How did you get involved with BPN and why?
I attended a BPN mixer last year and was inspired by everyone in the network! I love seeing people reach to bridge gaps in the community!