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