Meet The Youngest Black Engineer In The Country, Brittany Exline

April 8, 2013  |  

Becoming an engineer is a huge accomplishment for anyone. How about doing it at the age of 19 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania?

Just thought we’d share a little Monday morning inspiration, ICYMI: Brittney Exline graduated from UPenn on March 16, becoming the youngest engineer to graduate from the school and the youngest black engineer in the US. She started reading at two years old and was accepted to the school at the age of 15.

She made The Root’s list of Young Futurists this year and has appeared in other media outlets for obvious reasons. Today, she’s a software engineer at Chikita, an advertising network based in Massachusetts and encourages other young African Americans to pursue careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) professions.

Check out some of our women encouraging and leading in STEM professions here and here.

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