This is part of a monthly “Why I Give” series in which NC State College of Education alumni, students, faculty and staff share why they support the college.
When Jennifer Houchins ‘21PHD graduated with her master’s degree, she landed a job as a software engineer in Raleigh, North Carolina. After about six years in that role, she lost her job when the company closed its office. Losing that job became one of the best things to ever happen to her.
About Jennifer Houchins
Hometown: Blountville, Tennessee
Education: Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University; Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (minors in English and Physics), East Tennessee State University
Role: Research Assistant on the InfuseCS and PRISM Robotics projects
Career: Has 15 years of professional experience; Worked as an informal educator and internship coordinator for nine…