When Khalia was in fourth grade, her mother offered to buy her a computer. From that moment, she was instantly hooked. As a result of her early interest in tech, she enrolled in a tech-focused, public high school and fell in love with computer programming. Naturally, the North Carolina native enrolled in an undergraduate program in computer science, a masters program in information technology and ultimately started her career at Apple as a User Experience Engineer in Silicon Valley.
Khalia is one of the 3% of black women who earn Bachelor’s degrees in computing and one of the 12% of black and Latinx women who make up the computer and information science workforce. After