Fellow:Mahlangu Nzunda

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Mahlangu Nzunda
School (Cohort)
Jackson State University (2022 cohort)
Majoring in
Computer Engineering
United States of America


Mahlangu is a rising sophomore at the illustrious Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. He was born and raised in the Republic of Zambia, which is home to the Victoria Falls, one of the world's seven wonders.

Mahlangu moved to the United States in August 2021 to study Computer Engineering after receiving a Presidential Scholarship to Jackson State University thanks to the New Seasons Youth Program in Conyers, Georgia, and its director, Ray Jackson.

"I've always wanted to attend college in a first-world country, and then bring my experience back to Zambia," he says. His first CS lesson was on information encoding in binary notation, which he fell in love with; ever since, his friends have affectionately referred to him as Uncle Binary, Uncle B for short.

His hobbies include cycling, guitar playing, reading, and attending hackathons.


  • FQM Foundation Scholar 2019-2021
  • Dux Scholar Trident College 2019
  • New Season Youth Program Participant 2021 cohort
  • Target HBCU Tech Challenge Winner
  • HP HBCU Bot-a-thon Runner Up

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