Yasmin Jama

Yasmin Jama

Garden Grove, CA, USA


Last updated December 19, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

Always in pursuit of greater change.

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

Computer Science is was never considered in my family. As an African-American Muslim female, I was expected to be a nurse (if I wasn’t a housewife already). However, as a kid, I would secretly be in my own little virtual world, playing coding games. Those moments were precious to me, I was able to have an anonymous presence where my identity did not matter. Going into high school, I was still pursuing a track I did not like, preparing to major in public health in college. However, this summer, I participated in a program called Kode With Klossy, that allowed minority females to code an app or website. Having no technical relevant coding experience before, I felt out-of-place. The turn around was, I was introduced to females who were in the same boat as me, and together, we all stepped into this world of Computer Science together. At the end of the summer, I had built an app for girls in STEM and a website dedicated to bringing education in technology to low-income students. Now, as a college freshman, I plan to build projects that help those in my community and bring awareness to diversity within Computer Science.

Interesting Factoid

I've lived and studied abroad in Europe when I was in high school!


Languages

English
Finnish
Spanish
Arabic
Korean
French
Somali

Countries Visited

Map View

Finland
Sweden
England
Norway
Denmark
Amsterdam
Australia
New Zealand
Turkey

What I Do  


Professional Interests

UX/UI Design
Front-end Development
Mobile App Development

Advisor

Google
Amazon

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Education

Volunteer Experience

Anaheim, CA, USA

Apr 2019 - Mar 2020
Help create and promote a caring and efficient environment for patients, families and visitors at the hospital. Manage gift shop sales and pricing.

Favorites  

Hobbies

Ice Skating
Archery
Cooking
Baking
Learning Languages
Tennis
Running
Video Editing
Photography

Food & Drinks

Italian Cuisine
Mediterranean Cuisine
Indian Cuisine

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Los Angeles Lakers

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Revenge
Manifest
The Office
Dynasty

Bucket List  

Write a book

I'd love to write and publish a book (either fiction or non-fiction)!

Education  

School

University of California, Merced

Bachelors of Science, Computer Science and Engineering

Aug 2020 - Present

Clubs and Communities

Society of Women Engineers

Member

Aug 2020 - Present

Academic Interests

Astronomy
History/Literature
Software Development
Graphic Design
Nutrition/Food Science