Empowering Leadership: Computing Scholars of Tomorrow Alliance
Candace Mitchell is a graduating Senior Computer Science major, specializing in Media and People, from Lithonia, GA. Since entering Georgia Tech in 2006, Candace has completed two successful years of undergraduate research, earning scholarships both years for her studies in Virtualization to Improve Overall Systems Security and Resource Sharing and Improvement for Hospital and Medical Practices using Security in Grid Databases for Federated Systems. She’s also received 2 consecutive internships with Siemens Industry, Inc. and will be starting her career full-time with PepsiCo in their Business & Information Solutions group. She currently serves as President of the Xi Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and has also been actively involved with the African American Student Union. Candace is also an entrepreneur and enjoys developing businesses to provide resources that meet needs in the community. She has started a business with her close friend and business partner, providing IT services in web designing, online social network building, and application development. Her biggest dream is to start a non-profit organization to improve the quality of education in inner city and public school systems. She also plans to go to cosmetology school and later open a hair salon and develop a computer program to improve hair care & maintenance. She passionately looks forward to a thriving career in the computer science field.