Brandon Williams

Student Advisory Committee Member and Howard University Student

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Brandon’s Bio

Brandon Williams (he/him), a Howard University sophomore, is deeply committed to shaping the future of the tech industry and empowering his community through innovation. Hailing from California’s vibrant Bay Area, he thrives in an innovation hub, fueling his passion to make a difference beyond personal success. As a founding member of the Howard University Coding Collaborative he conducted insightful lectures and established strategic partnerships with influential corporations like Accenture, offering students invaluable networking opportunities. His active engagement in various campus initiatives serves as a testament to his unwavering dedication to empowering others. Beyond his campus, Brandon recognizes the importance of student resources and voices, which led him to join the Making Waves Student Advisory Committee. Leveraging his connections at his renowned HBCU, he aims to provide career resources and mentorship, addressing the unique challenges faced by minority students.

About Making Waves Education Foundation

At Making Waves, we are committed to educational equity. Making Waves Education Foundation is a Bay Area nonprofit that supports Making Waves Academy – a public charter school with more than 1,100 5th through 12th grade students – and leads college and career programming with more than 430 college students.​

Knowing the opportunities that come with a college degree, we partner with historically underrepresented and underserved students to help make college affordable and graduation attainable. Centering the journeys of our students, our personalized approach includes college and career coaching, scholarships, and financial planning.​

Our alumni network includes more than 730 college graduates, who earn their degrees and land jobs at more than twice the rate of their first-generation, low-income peers, with 85% graduating debt-free.

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