Ms. Jefferson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science in 2012 from Florida International University (FIU), where she also received the Outstanding Graduate Award in Computer Science; "in recognition of academic achievement and exemplary service to the department, FIU and the community" while pursuing the Bachelor degree. Since graduating, she has taught at various programs in Palo Alto and San Jose.
"What BASIS Independent Silicon Valley is doing for students is amazing; I am thrilled to be part of it," she says. "This isn't just about us, and it's also about enhancing our community."
Ms. Jefferson continuously strives to be a role model for women in computer science, "My enthusiasm tends to be contagious." During her down time, she serves as the Game Master of a Dungeon & Dragons game.