Discovering You: Khalia Braswell
Khalia Braswell is a computer scientist and founder of INTech Camp for Girls. After starting as a user experience engineer for Apple, she quit her job and moved to her hometown of Charlotte, NC, to run her non-profit full time. “Discovering You: Engineering Your World” is produced by NBC News Learn in partnership with Chevron, the American Society for Engineering Education and the National Science Foundation.
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.
This tech founder will soon be growing her North Carolina nonprofit from Philly [Entrance Exam]
Considering she’s had a knack for tech since the fourth grade, Khalia Braswell was pretty much raised to have an impact on young technologists.
INTech: Bringing Girls Of Color To Code
Tucked into a renovated warehouse, there’s a colorful high-tech room with a giant glass garage door open to the sidewalk to let in fresh air and lots of natural light — almost as if what happens inside is too big for closed walls.