As the president of WPI’s NSBE chapter, he is especially proud of the work he has done. He is passionate about the organization and its topics, and he takes great satisfaction in being able to help the chapter and its members make an impact at WPI. With guidance from mentor Charlana Simmons, Justin has learned effective leadership while creating successful events and establishing the best organizational structure and approach.
His involvement with WPI began early when he took advantage of the overnight programs, something he recommends to prospective students. “You can really get a feel for what type of campus this is,” he says, “and how well you will fit in.” As a student, he travels far from campus as well. His junior year IQP in Morocco is an experience he never imagined possible.
This Dean’s List student says the fast-paced seven-week terms make him feel like he is learning a lot of useful material. With three classes in each of four terms, the information he is exposed to is comprehensive. “WPI graduates know a lot about working in real-world environments because of the project-based curriculum, which a lot of other institutions do not focus as much on,” Justin says. He also knows success takes time, and he spends many hours in the Fuller computer labs working on projects. Eventually, he hopes to land a software engineering job in a tech company.
Charlana Simmons, Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs
- President, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
- Student Supervisor, Gordon Library
- Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon
- Member, ASA
- Member, Black Student Union
- Engineering Ambassador