Yerika Jimenez

Kean University

NSF Scholarship Recipient

Yerika Jimenez is an undergraduate student at Kean University, majoring in Computer Science. During the scholar year 2011 – 2012, Yerika was a volunteer member of the Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREU) research team funded by the CRA-W. In the spring of 2012, Yerika became part of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program. During the fall 2012, the Louis Stoke Alliance for Minority Program selected Yerika Jimenez as a scholar. In summer 2013, Yerika was accepted to the Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates (DREU) summer research program at Clemson University in the Human Centered Computing Division.

“I think what inspired me to pursue computing was growing up with curiosity of understanding how everything works. Also that growing up in the Dominican Republic I was not expose to any technology, I was only expose when I move to the capital before I moved to the USA.”