Black Women Built This

The MAD FREE website from inception to live, was created by Black Women. First, we’d like to highlight our original consultant.

Meet Dr. Jamika Burge...

Dr. Jamika Burge is the Head of Research Curriculum and Outreach at Capital One, where she oversees research curriculum development and outreach for user research at Capital One.  This means she ideates and creates innovative user research curricula that empower designers, developers, and product managers to apply design thinking and human-centered design principles into their daily work, and beyond. Prior to joining Capital One, served as a consultant to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the Information Innovation Office (I2O). She provided technical and management consult for innovative DARPA programs which were funded at over $70 million. She has also worked as a researcher at IBM Research (Almaden, CA and Watson, NY).  Jamika holds a Ph.D. in computer science, with a focus on human-computer interaction (HCI) from Virginia Tech, where she was an IBM Research Fellow.  She has been featured in the New York Times, ComputerWorld, and in 2016, she was recognized by HackBright Academy as a Top Tech Leader to Watch.

Jamika is Founder and Principal of Design & Technology Concepts, LLC, a consultancy that focuses on computer science design and education research.  She has consulted for Google, the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), and the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U).  She is also active in computer science education and STEM preparedness efforts, and she has received NSF funding for her research supporting inclusion in computing and CS education.  Jamika’s career has also included positions in the academic (Spelman College and Howard University) and non-profit (Smarter Balanced at UCLA) sectors.