Cohort Stories: Meet Royyale
vol. 3, no. 17 — guest post by Royyale Clay
I became interested in technology when I was a young child. I was fascinated by how I can do so much on one computer. Although I played computer games, my favorite thing to do was to create documents in Microsoft Word. Using my imagination, I made flyers, food menus and scripts just for fun. I wanted to know how to use a printer, so my mother taught me how to print, make copies and fax. I am the go-to person for basic technical support in my family. My twin brothers, who are younger than me, motivate me because they look up to me like a role model. They play video games and love technology like me.
Being exposed to technology at a young age made me passionate about technology because it’s about building better tools. Those tools will help change something for the better, and that’s what I want to see.
What excites me about the innovation industry is that technology is unpredictable. I like reading about technology because it’s interesting learning about the best innovations of technology. I learned about Hack.Diversity during a career fair at my college. I was instantly hooked. I knew it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. My childhood dream job was to become a video game designer because I’m an avid gamer. I did get an opportunity to create 2D games in a game design course during my freshman year of high school. But it wasn’t until my sophomore year of high school, when I took a few computer technology courses, that I realized my dream job was to be in information technology. With Hack.Diversity, I’m closer to achieving my goal. I’m excited to be apart of the Hack.Diversity Cohort 2019.