My software engineer journey began when I first
started classes at my Alma Mater, the University of Georgia.
Prior to entering college, I was aware that there is a lot of work done in the background
that produce the applications, games, and software we interact with on a daily basis.
However, I was not aware of what the background work is specifically called and how is it performed.
Nonetheless, my love for technology has been evident since my first computer being a Compaq Presario
Through the opportunity of being granted a chance to pursue a higher education, I have learned of
Computer Engineering and programming being the concept I have been searching the name for, and it
was moment of pure joy of what I can create.
My journey into Tech has been no small feat, something I have come to terms with since I first
It amazes me how over time, one grows and accomplishes things that weren't thought feasible.
I remember my first time seeing code and freaking out over System.out.println because I did not know
was and what it would do. I remember how I faced a lot of individuals who told me:
"Maybe you're just not meant to be a Computer Engineer. I suggest you reconsider your
However, I refuse to let that deter me. I continue to push and grow and seek challenges because I
can only go up. I am grateful for what college did for me in building the foundations, but I am so
fortunate to have networked and learned so much more after graduating from college and realizing
that I have a long way to go in my journey as a Software Engineer. I am the first Black woman
engineer in the 3 current generations that is my family in addition to being first-generation. I am
the start of a big legacy in STEM where I have full intentions of making a huge impact in this world
that will remain as my technological footprint even when I am no longer on this earth.
This is my testimony.