11 HBCU Alumni in Tech to Follow On Twitter

We often hear about the Stanford and Cal alumni working in tech and building companies. However, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) make up 3% of American college and universities, and they produce a large percentage of the countries’ black professionals and leaders. For example four out of five black federal judges have graduated from an HBCU. And for every three black engineers, one of them has graduated from an HBCU.

For my HBCU alumni working in tech, I encourage you to start highlighting your alma mater along with your success. (Sidenote: I’ve recently added my alma mater to my twitter bio)

As the tech industry, is sorting through solutions to help identify more black talent, let’s show our HBCU Pride. Let them see the quality talent produced by these historical institutions. And in alignment with this goal, here are eleven HBCU alumni to follow on twitter who work in tech.

Jessica Egoyio Mong

Software Engineer at SurveyMonkey

Claflin University

@JEMificent

Tiffani Ashley Bell

Co-founder & ED at Detroit Water Project

Howard University

@tiffani

Darell Austin Jr.

Co-founder & CMO of Bluurp

Livingstone College

@Darell_AustinJr

Ayo Suber

Front-end Engineer

Florida A&M University

@helloayo

Bianca St.Louis

Safety Specialist at Pinterest

Howard University

@beLaurie

Hamet Watt

Venture Partner at Upfront Ventures

Florida A&M University

@hametwatt

Cherae Robinson

Founder of Tastemakers Africa

Morgan State University

@sasyrae

Rodney Williams

Co-founder & CEO of LISNR

Howard University

@rodneybwilliams

Jewel Burks

Founder of Partpic

Howard University

@jewelmelanie

Trevor Thomas

Partner at Cross Culture Ventures

Morgan State University

@tntvc

Laurence (Lo) Toney

Partner at Google Ventures

Hampton University

@lo_toney

 

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Article by Hadiyah Mujhid

HBCUtoStartup cofounder. Entrepreneur/Engineer/Teacher. Proud HBCU Alum

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