Student Spotlight on Royyale Clay

Mar 5, 2019

GCVS graduate is achieving success in information technology

Royyale Clay, GCVS Class of 2017 graduate, applied and was accepted into the 2019 cohort of the Hack.Diversity internship program. Hack.Diversity recruits underrepresented, highly-skilled minority computer science and engineering students into Boston’s fastest-growing companies, and accepted students go through career and internship coaching before being placed in a paid internship.

From a young age, Royyale has been fascinated by technology, using her technology as an outlet for her creativity. She became the go-to “tech support” leader for her family, and inspired a love of innovation in her younger brothers. She graduates from Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in May 2019, and is passionate about using technology to improve tools and change things for the better.

Royyale referenced the opportunities GCVS gave her while she was in high school. She said she was able to create 2D games in a game design course during her freshman year of high school, “but it wasn’t until my sophomore year of high school, when I took a few computer technology courses, that I realized my dream job was to be in information technology.”

Royyale said, “I want to thank GCVS for the amazing curriculum. I was able to figure out what I wanted to do career-wise during high school. I was able to take certain courses that weren’t offered in any high school in my area. I found the college I wanted to go to, and I’ve been doing very well.”

You can read more of Royyale’s story in her own words on Hack.Diversity’s blog.