Founder and CEO, INTech Foundation, Inc.
Khalia Braswell received her first computer in the 4th grade and was instantly hooked. As a result of her early interest in tech, she enrolled in Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, in Charlotte, NC, where she fell in love with computer programming. Khalia went on to receive her B.S in Computer Science at NC State University in 2013 and then obtained an M.S in IT from UNC Charlotte in 2016. Throughout her journey in tech, Khalia noticed that there were not a lot of people, both in academia and in the workforce, that looked like her. As a result, Khalia founded INTech, a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to inform and inspire girls to innovate in the technology industry. To date, INTech has reached hundreds of minority girls across North Carolina, South Carolina, and California through hosting one-day camps, mini-camps, and summer camps. Khalia recently served as a UX Engineer at Apple in Cupertino, California where she helps design experiences for enterprise applications. Khalia has been recognized for her work, most recently, as an Outstanding Young Alumni by the Computer Science Department at NC State, the 2016 “30 Under 30” list by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce, 10 Black Female Leaders in Tech to Watch by Hackbright Academy, 6 Young Black Women Making a Difference in Tech by New Relic and The 10: These Black Women in Computer Science Are Changing the face of Tech by The Root.