Dr. Horton is a native of Baton Rouge and is a graduate of Louisiana State University, holding a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Math. She obtained her Ph.D. in Material Science with a concentration in Physics from the University of Alabama. She is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math called STEM. She is the founder of Unapologetically Being, Inc., a nonprofit for advocacy and inclusion in STEM. She is a motivational speaker and a role model for young adults. Dr. H. accomplishes her STEM goals through diversity and equality.