Ayanna Brandon

Phoenix, AZ, US
Field of Work 
Electrical Engineering
 
Power Delivery/Energy
Company 
INTEL CORPORATION
Job Title or "Student" 
Systems Engineer
Education 
Southern Polytechnic State University
Degree 
Electrical Engineering Technology
Education Level 
Bachelors
Profile Biography 
Ayanna is currently a Systems Engineer with Intel Corporation, working in the Internet of Things group supporting the Industrial Solutions Division. A native of Atlanta, GA, during her senior year of high school she enlisted in the Air Force as a Security Forces Police. Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, she was called to active duty to support the Enduring Freedom campaign. After serving on active duty in 2003 she decided to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and follow her dream of playing college basketball. In 2007 after playing basketball four years collegiately from 2003 – 2007, she decided to focus on pursuing a career in Engineering and did not re-enlist in the Air Force after serving 8 years and receiving an Honorable Discharge. In 2010 she graduated receiving a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University. Shortly after in 2011 she relocated to Phoenix, Arizona. In the community, she enjoys being a basketball trainer for youth in Phoenix with AZ Energee and mentoring youth in Phoenix with STEM/Makerspace workshops through the Education Empowers Inc and Future Stars program Hands on STEM.
Interests 
Travel, Sports
Race & Ethnicity 
Black or African American
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, Field trip participation, In-school visit, Job shadow, Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model 1-2 times.
Availability 
No Preference
Resources 
Career exploration activities, Field trip hosting, Fun demonstrations or materials, Hands-on activities for students, Identifying other role models
Program Affiliation 
Other
Other Program Affiliation 
Intel coworker

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