Empowering Leadership: Computing Scholars of Tomorrow Alliance

Jessica Brazelton was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tuskegee University in May 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Mathematics. At Tuskegee she was involved in several organizations: Association for Computing Machinery (Treasurer and President), National Society of Black Engineers (Telecommunication Chair), NAACA and the Alabama Club. During her sophomore year at Tuskegee she was inducted into Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Society, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society, where she served as Vice President. 

During Jessica’s junior year she received the Adrianne D. Mason Akins Leadership Award, awarded to two CS students that have demonstrated leadership.  Her other honors and awards include: Tuskegee University Honor Roll, Raytheon Scholar, Tuskegee University Merit Scholarship, and a FOCUS Scholar. During her college career, Jessica has interned at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, Lockheed Martin Corporation in Fairfax, VA, and Xerox Corporation in Webster, NY.   She was also the Microsoft Student Partner at Tuskegee. 

Jessica was awarded a GEM Fellow after graduation along with a summer internship with Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.  She was accepted into the master’s program in Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology where she is currently in her second semester, specializing in Software Methodology & Engineering and Computer Visualization & Graphics, planning to graduate in December 2011. She is an active member of the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) and Minorities in the College of Computing (M@CC). In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, dancing, traveling, community service, shopping, drawing, and learning new technologies on the computer. She also a web designer and has developed several active websites.