Khalia Braswell is a graduate student in the Information Technology Masters Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University. Braswell is passionate about helping to increase the lack of women in the technology field and received the National Center for Women in Information & Technology (NCWIT) AspireIT grant to host a coding camp for middle school girls in Charlotte, NC. Since then, she has founded INTech, LLC to continue hosting camps and hopes to expand across the country.
Braswell recently served as a Student Researcher on the Google Engage CS project in which she helped identify gender bias and stereotype threat in Computer Science curricula from around the country in order to make it more appealing to minority undergraduate students. In March, Braswell was nominated by her colleagues to receive the General Electric Steve Thorne Leadership Award at the 40th Annual Convention for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). In addition to her leadership with NSBE, Braswell also sits on the South Atlantic Region Information and Technology committee for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
This past summer, Braswell was a Global Information Security Intern at Bank of America. She has decided to take a leave of absence at UNCC to be a User Experience Engineering Intern at Apple, Inc. for a year.
Updated on 2014-06-24T04:07:04+00:00, by .