Dr. Amber Johnson Avery
Interim, Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Amber Johnson Avery is a Jackson, MS native and the owner of The Kidult Life, a lifestyle brand. Dr. Amber, attended Tougaloo College, The LeMoyne-Owen College, and Jackson State University where she studied Computer Science. In 2019, Dr. Amber became the first black woman to graduate with a PhD in Computer Science from Purdue University.
Dr. Amber has worked with organizations such as Girls Who Code, Black Girls Lead, and BRIGHT-CS, which all aim to bridge the digital divide and pour into youth through tech programming. Dr. Amber’s experience in several sectors of tech such as cybersecurity, healthcare, and cloud computing, has been a driving force for innovation through consulting, software engineering, software development, as well as research.