Black women are making history yet again! This time, in Gainesville, FL at the University of Florida.
“On July 15, I became the first black woman to defend a dissertation in Computer Science at UF.” - Jasmine Bowers
Jasmine Bowers is the first Black student to earn and receive a doctorate in computer science at the University of Florida. This program was created within the last decade and “has the highest number of of Black women faculty among computer science departments”, according to Because of Them We Can.
Bowers received her bachelors from HBCU Fort Valley State University, where she double majored in Math and Science, and her masters from HBCU, North Carolina A&T. She gives credit to her mother, whom she says encouraged her to embrace technology. In addition, to her engineer mother, she credits her teachers, mentors, and friends whom pushed her throughout her education.
Jasmine told Because of Them We Can in an inclusive interview, that she plans on moving to another state to begin her career as an engineer, and continue to encourage young girls to explore STEM.
Congratulations Jasmine Bowers! The Black Maverick wishes you nothing but the best as you embark on this new chapter in your life and continue to reach new heights.
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