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Asheli S. Atkins, M.B.A.
Texas A&M University
Department of Sociology
PhD Student

Areas of Interest:
Race & Ethnicity
Race, Class, & Gender
African American Entrepreneurship


Asheli S. Atkins, MBA is an instructor, entrepreneur, researcher and 3rd year Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University. In her research, she collects qualitative data to examine the strategies African American entrepreneurs use to navigate discrimination and racial barriers in the market. With substantial experience in data analysis and knowledge in the areas of race, ethnicity, and entrepreneurship, she uses her research to assist in the creation and growth of legitimate and sustainable African American businesses. Asheli previously worked with organizations such as the Greater Houston Black Chamber, Prairie View A&M University, and other small businesses throughout the city of Houston.

Additionally, Asheli operates Houston Black-Owned Businesses (@HouBlkBus) a social media platform used to highlight and inform Black entrepreneurs in the Houston area. She is a member of Houston Black Leadership Institute (HBLI) Inaugural Class. In earlier years Asheli volunteered with the Houston Chapter of National Black MBA Association’s high school mentoring program, Leaders of Tomorrow. She served for several years as a mentor and a member of the Student Affairs Committee.

Asheli received her Master’s in Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University and a Bachelor’s degree from Prairie View A&M University in Communications.
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