This Black Engineer Left Her Dream Job To Make A Difference

Khalia Braswell was in fourth grade when her family got their first home computer.

“I got hooked into programming, and I literally was like, ‘All right, this is what I want to do,’” she said.

From there, Braswell took off. She went to college at North Carolina State University, majoring in computer science, and got her master’s degree in information technology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While getting her education, Braswell also started a nonprofit organization, INTech, whose mission is to get more girls involved in technology through hands-on learning at camps. An internship at Apple Inc. during her master’s program solidified her path, and after graduating she accepted a job at the technology giant’s headquarters and moved to California.

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