Khady Seck

Computer Engineering, York University, 2015

Khady Lo Seck is a visionary emerging computer engineering graduate whose ambition to build an internationally renowned cellphone company dates from early teenage years. To prepare for this business venture, she has embraced various opportunities to further her knowledge in different sectors of telecommunication. At the age of 14, she was admitted to the Smith College Science and Engineering Summer camp for gifted girls and has progressively excelled in leadership and technical aptitude. During her 16-month internship as a Project Coordinator at BlackBerry she got acquainted with the design, implementation and delivery process of BlackBerry smartphones and built relationships with external providers of hardware and telecom services around the world. She also familiarized herself with cellular networking and is currently working as a Cellular Network Research Assistant at the Lassonde School of Engineering. She is constantly guided by perseverance and the will to maximise every opportunity set before her. She is a go-getter who embraces new challenges positively and values teamwork. For all these reasons, the Next 36 experience will be an opportunity for her to develop valuable entrepreneurial skills, share her vision with like minds, and lay a stepping stone to what will be one of the largest cellphone companies in the World.