Focus on: Jason Williams
Raised without parental guidance, Jason Williams envisioned a world beyond poverty, violence, and dysfunction. His vision was realized when he became the first person in his family to attend and ultimately graduate from college.
As a student-athlete at Oberlin College, Jason worked as a Resident Assistant for campus housing and maintained a full-time job while simultaneously serving as a care provider to his ailing grandparents. As such, being able to multitask and prioritize became essential to his success. Through his then-future wife Arisa Otake, Jason was presented with an opportunity to live and work in Tokyo, Japan. It was during this time he developed a love for technology.
Fast forward to today, he is now a husband and a father of three Japanese and African American children. After realizing the lack of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) literature that catered to underrepresented groups, Jason wanted his children to have access to STEM-related material. So he and Arisa developed "Get with the Program."
Jason Williams has presented:
- Get with the Program! A really cool way to solve problems (2015)