Jashaina Thomas

Roberta Romero (MBA, 2009; MSIST, 2020), Jashaina Thomas (MSFE, 2021), and Harvey Mudd College student Amber Hughes teamed up for “Hack for Black Lives” in February. The not-so-traditional hackathon challenged students at the Claremont Colleges to practice active anti-racism by leveraging their interests and skills to develop solutions that support Black communities. Their group worked together to conceptualize a government entity that would oversee and regulate the use of AI software in large, influential organizations and proposed a solution to expose and mitigate algorithmic bias and impart a culture of responsibility for those involved in tech developments of the future.