(hope you're having a lovely day and are staying safe)
My name is Jada Houser. I’m an undergraduate student at Clemson University currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and minors in Economics and Mandarin Chinese.
I’m interested in using my research and data analysis skills to examine issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the world of tech and economics, in exploring ways in which computer science and economics can be more interdisciplinary. Additionally, I have interests in financial stability, monetary policy, and bots.
On the less technical side, I enjoy designing graphics, websites, drawing on my phone, and playing video games. Less frequently, I also dabble in video game design, fashion design, comics, novels, poetry, card game development, and sport invention.
P.S. I love cooking and baking food from different cuisines and participating in hackathons with my friends.
"We can only see a short distance ahead, but can see plenty there that needs to be done."
- Alan M. Turing
I work within the Human Factors Software Engineering Research Team at Clemson University. Directed by Dr. Paige Rodeghero, it focuses on exploring methods to improve the productivity of software engineers. As an undergraduate research assistant and as the lab's web designer and developer, I've contributed to our ongoing projects and a few papers, as well as designed and developed our website.
I also serve as a part of The Sadie Collective, a young non-profit led by young Black women with the mission to address the pipeline and pathway problem for Black women in economics, finance, policy, and data science. As a part of the Collective, I serve as Chief Design Officer, designing graphics for all of the Collective's needs and designing and managing the website. We hold the annual Sadie T.M. Alexander Conference for Economics and Related Fields every February for Black women in economics and quantitative fields, the first and only conference of its kind.
During the summer of 2020, I worked as an intern for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago within the Regional Economic Research team.
favorite AAA video game: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
favorite indie video game: INSIDE
favorite horror film: The Silence of the Lambs
favorite color: blue