D.L. Yancey II is a creative writing nuclear engineer who uses artistic expression to advocate Diversity and Inclusion. After a short stint in professional football in 2008 he began a career in engineering and music. Over the course of his engineering career, he has been involved in research of galactic nuclear storms (NASA), decommissioning technologies (ORAU), and design of the first new nuclear reactor authorized to operate this century.
Musically he has recorded with Grammy award-winning record producer Lex Lucazi, shared stages with award-winning artists such as Waterloo Revival, Toia Jones, Wess Morgan, and he’s also a winner of T.I.’s Exposure Open Mic showcase. He’s made several live appearances on Chattanooga’s local television network programs such as WRCB’s “3 Plus You” morning tv segment and Soundcorp’s “Noontunes” summer music concert series. In addition, he occasionally participates in The Southern Collective Experience’s “Dante’s Old South” nationally broadcasted NPR radio show, as a featured songwriter.
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With the Southern Collective, D.L. has also been featured in their internationally acclaimed Blue Mountain Review Magazine as an artist, journalist, and poet
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