My road in life took a while to figure out.
Born and raised in Memphis, TN.
Growing up, admits she enjoyed taking part in entrepreneurial endeavors and always knew she wanted to be her own boss one day.
Attended Vanderbilt University where she received a degree in electrical engineering and computer science.
After graduating, focused her career in the electrical engineering industry where she worked at DuPont and Phillip Morris.
Eventually transitioned from electrical engineering to biotechnology and pharmaceuticals where she worked for companies like Merck & Co., Genentech, and Pfizer, Inc.
After working as an engineer for over 20 years, started exploring ways she could pursue her interest in becoming an entrepreneur within the biotech industry.
Says she “accidentally” began trying to solve the problem of the lack of women and people of color in technology after seeing her daughter struggle to get involved in computer programming.
In 2011, founded Black Girls CODE, providing technology education for African-American girls. Has since won many awards and was named one of the 25 most influential African Americans in technology.
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