Woman Makes History as Youngest African American Engineer
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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Fluent in five languages. Versed in psychology, math and classical studies. Oh, and add to that being the youngest African-American engineer in the country. Britney Exline set a major precedent and become a pioneer, all at the tender age of 19.

“I really don’t think it’s been any different, except for in the beginning people are always a little shocked to learn that, but if they get to know me, then they know that it’s just a number,” NewsOne reports she said at the time of her May 2011 graduation.

The stellar University of Pennsylvania grad accepted a job as a software engineer outside of Boston and eventually plans to attend graduate school to follow up on her bachelor’s degree in computer science. She also loves volunteering to help others, and has traveled to Cameroon with the One Laptop program.

Read more at NewsOne…

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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