Date Posted: 12/01/2020

In a feature profile in Cornell alumni news, Kaitlin Provost writes about Jehron Petty, who graduated from the Computer Science department this year. The profile explores the projects and initiatives that Petty has undertaken since graduating, in particular, ColorStack, a platform that aims to "increase entrance, retention, and success of Black, Latinx, and Native American computer science students. So far, the platform has connected more than 1,000 students from different universities. Students connect in an online community that Petty says can help further not only their college experiences, but their career paths, too."

As we learn, "[t]he idea for ColorStack came from Petty’s work on Cornell’s campus as a student, where he was co-president of Underrepresented Minorites in Computing at Cornell (URMC). While part of this club, aimed at supporting and inspiring students of color in computing, Petty began mentoring other students. His outreach efforts helped to triple club membership."

Continuing reading the profile in alumni news. Also available via the Cornell Chronicle and Ezra magazine.

Read more about Petty's work with ColorStack, Triplebyte, and Black Entrepreneurs in Training (BET).