Woman Makes History as Youngest African American Engineer

Teen Makes History as Nation’s Youngest African American Engineer

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Fluent in five languages. Versed in psychology, math and classical studies. Oh, and add to that being the youngest African-American engineer in the country. Britney Exline set a major precedent and become a pioneer, all at the tender age of 19.

“I really don’t think it’s been any different, except for in the beginning people are always a little shocked to learn that, but if they get to know me, then they know that it’s just a number,” NewsOne reports she said at the time of her May 2011 graduation.

The stellar University of Pennsylvania grad accepted a job as a software engineer outside of Boston and eventually plans to attend graduate school to follow up on her bachelor’s degree in computer science. She also loves volunteering to help others, and has traveled to Cameroon with the One Laptop program.

Read more at NewsOne…