Excerpt: I am a reflection of Justice Thurgood Marshall because... I am the 1st African American female engineer in my family as well as the 1st African American female engineer throughout my surrounding communities. Just as Justice Marshall forged forward and was instrumental in ending legal segregation and became the first African-American justice of the Supreme Court, I too, before my legacy has concluded, will forge forward breaking barriers for African American women in STEM careers.
If it wasn't for TMCF... I would not have graduated from Norfolk State University with a 3.49 grade point average majoring in Optical Engineering with Read More >
Primary Headline: Desmond Barnes
Secondary Headline: Winston-Salem State University Alumni
Sub Headline: Leadership Institute Class of 2009
Excerpt: Thurgood Marshall College Fund has given me the tools necessary to become an effective servant leader, and the access to great opportunities. When I wake up in the morning I know that my purpose is clearly defined in one word. Service.