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Blake Washington

Year: Senior

Majors: Cognitive Science

Internship: Coding Education Intern at JOURNi

What: Washington is sharing his passion about programming with students through JOURNi, an organization dedicated to building an inclusive tech ecosystem in the city of Detroit.

As a student athlete, Blake Washington has earned numerous accolades: membership to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, distinction as a two-time recipient of Big-Ten All-Academic Honors, and recognition as an All-Academic Scholar by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

As a senior majoring in cognitive science, he is passionate about programming and hopes to share his passion with students this summer at JOURNi. “I hope to be a role model to the students,” he said. “I want to pass along what I’ve learned, but also show them that someone who is similar to them in many ways learned to program proficiently.”