Jennifer Jenkins

I was born Richmond, VA and graduated from Open High School, an alternative school for the gifted in talented, in 2000. During my senior year, I was selected by school administration and teachers as the "Open High School Scholastic Standout" for the year 2000. I am currently working toward my Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science at Virginia State University located in Petersburg, VA. I am a member of several professional organizations, including the Black Data Processor's Association (BDPA), the Mathematics Association of America (MAA),and the Association of the Computing Machinery (ACM), as well as The Virginia State University Honors Program. I was also a Provost Scholarship Recipient and a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon (Math Honors Society). I have also worked with third graders as a reading tutor and high school students as a mathematics tutor.

After recieving my Bachelor of Science degree, I plan to attend graduate school and work towards a Master's degree and Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field. My research interests cover a wide range of subjects and include Applications of Remote Sensing, Artificial Intelligence, Boolean Algorithms, Human-Computer Interfacing, Biotechnology, Computer Graphics.

I have acquired some research experience via the Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine, and Space Science Program at Elizabeth City State University located in Elizabeth City, NC. There I worked on a research project entitled "Science, Settlement, and Remote Sensing: Locating the Remains of the Lost Colony" mentored by Dr. Dwayne Williams. During this experience I learned a great deal about the Computer Science Field and its applications and picked up some skills that will be useful in my future endeavours. These skills including JavaScript, HTML, boating safety and navigation rules, diagnosing watersheds, UNIX Application usage, Macintosh Application usage, as well as, general researching skills.