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Jayton Harps

Zero To Necessary
San Diego
Jayton Harps currently works for Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) in Rancho Bernardo as a Software Integration Engineer II. In his role, he serves as a developer and innovator to assist quality of service performance to meet multiple Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles Concepts of Operations (UAV CONOPS) in the Aerospace Sector. He is also responsible for software development tasks which includes design, requirements analysis, development, unit testing, and integration.

During his undergrad at San Diego State University (SDSU), he was actively involved with organizations on and off campus. He was Treasurer for the Afrikan Student Union, Secretary for the Beta Gamma Nu Fraternity, and finally President for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).

While President, he increased membership to over 70 people, conducted meetings with companies such as Qualcomm, SDG&E, and Solar Turbines, and provided professional development to help members achieve a job at the NSBE National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. He also recruited people for SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids) camp in San Diego to help mentor and increase elementary school students’ aptitude in math and science and their interest in pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) career fields.

After graduating, he continued his involvement by becoming the Collegiate Volunteer’s Chair for the San Diego NSBE Professional GALA. He recruited over 40 volunteers from schools across San Diego County being SDSU, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), University of San Diego (USD), and community colleges.

Jayton also became the Communications Director for San Diego Baseball Hack Day, a one event composed of students, entrepreneurs, professionals, sports analysts, and techies, who come together to create incredible projects, tools, apps, and visualizations to increase the love of the game.

Jayton has a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from SDSU, Masters of Science in Management Information Systems from National University, and a Masters of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MSEI) from the University of Southern California (USC).