I always thought I would see self-driving cars when I grew up and wouldn’t have a part in it. Then I joined Cruise and rode in one.
In the summer of 2019, I found myself in a Cruise self-driving car.
For a long time, my goal was to work on self-driving cars. I always dreamt of getting into my own self-driving car knowing that I helped make this technology a reality. Thanks to a fellowship named Code2040, I was able to experience working with self-driving cars firsthand.
Code 2040 helps connect underrepresented minorities to opportunities in tech. As an African American student at the University of Maryland studying Information Science, Code2040 was a natural fit. …