Our mission is to identify and celebrate HBCU talent across disciplines. Our goal is to strengthen and build upon the rich cultural legacy of HBCUs.
We provide the resources for students to go from their HBCU to any discipline or industry. The 2020 HBCUto Mentorship Program is providing students with the resources and mentorship to obtain and succeed in high-trajectory opportunities post-graduation. The HBCUto Team will work with students all year to expose them to options, prepare them for rigorous applications and interviews, and execute on getting accepted or getting the offer.
Thalia Butts (she/her) is a content designer and graduate student studying strategic communication. Equipped with the tools to approach any design problem with confidence, she is actively seeking full-time opportunities for Fall 2022.
Jared Bryson is a master’s student studying Applied Analytics at Columbia University and co-founder of WeAreHBCUs. WeAreHBCUs is on a mission to strengthen the cultural legacy of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and develop HBCU students. His professional experience spans organizations like Apple, 645 Ventures, and the Federal Reserve while his global experience includes time in China, Cuba, Brazil, and others. Jared earned a BA in economics and Chinese from Morehouse College.
David is a Financial Analyst at Amazon.
Jameson Floyd is a postbaccalaureate IRTA fellow at the National Institutes of Health in the National Human Genome Research Institue and co-founder of WeAreHBCUs. Jameson is a 2020 graduate of Morehouse College where he earned his degree in physics. During his undergrad years, he spent time interning at GIlead Sciences and Moody's Analytics while also conducting research at Yale School of Medicine. WeAreHBCUs is a vehicle for the HBCU community to connect, tell their stories, and develop into the leaders that the world needs, and Jameson is excited to be a part of that charge.
Thulani Vereen is a software engineer at Microsoft, a freelance choreographer, and a co-founder of WeAreHBCUs. She holds a bachelor’s in computer science from Spelman College where she merged her passions for computer science and dance through award-winning research projects. During college, Thulani spent her summers interning at NBCUniversal and Twitter in NYC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. To Thulani, being a co-founder of WeAreHBCUs means connecting the greats of the past with the greats of the future to create an aggressive, self-feeding pipeline of HBCU talent into the most coveted spaces. She has a special passion for contributing to students in technology and arts fields. Read more about Thulani at thulanivereen.com
Cameryn Boyd currently works as a software engineer at Facebook out of NY and is a co-founder of WeAreHBCUs. She holds a bachelor’s in computer science from Spelman College where she explored her multi-disciplinary interests through leading organizations in different academic and non-academic spaces and engaging in award-winning research projects across disciplines. During college, she interned at Facebook for three summers where she worked on various iOS development projects in Menlo Park, Seattle, and New York. To Cameryn, WeAreHBCUs means
Jasmine Atkinson currently works as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company. She is a 2021 graduate from North Carolina A&T State University where she obtained her BS in Accounting. During her college tenure, she interned at Bank of America x2 in Global Human Resources and then Financial Management, and at BlackRock in Corporate Strategy and Development. To her, WeAreHBCUs is a space that is dedicated to the development of HBCU students and creating avenues that continue to strengthen the ties in the HBCU community. Jasmine is specifically passionate about business strategy and social impact, and is excited to have joined the WeAreHBCUs team!
Sam Abrams is a Business Analyst at Mckinsey & Company, based out of the New York City and a co-founder of WeAreHBCUS. He is a 2020 graduate of Morehouse College where he earned a degree in Economics and minored in Math. During his undergraduate summers, he interned twice at McKinsey and studied abroad at the London School of Economics. On campus, Sam was committed to leading mentorship and professional development organizations to improve the overall student experience on campus. To Sam, WeAreHBUs represents a unique opportunity to connect, develop, and highlight HBCU students and alum to inspire the next generation of leaders across all disciplines.