26; founder, president, and CEO of honorCode, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that seeks to close the STEM opportunity gap for disenfranchised students by offering curriculum and training for students and teachers
Proudest professional accomplishment? It’s a tie between honorCode winning first place, out of more than 500 national organizations, at the 2016 Forbes Change the World Entrepreneurship Competition, and being honored on the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 List during my first year as a CEO.
Role model? As a queer person of color, I’d say RuPaul would have to be one of my current role models. I admire when people use their success to provide a platform for others, and I can’t think of another person who has done more in that regard for the queer community. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Ru is one of the marketing geniuses of our time—and has become a millionaire in the process. I hope to be able to do something like that for our community as I continue to grow and mature as a person.