In college, Jayda wants to double major in Game Design and Game Development. Jayda looks to build her programming, software engineering, and artistic skillset. Jayda has earned two Udacity Nano-Degrees for Front-End Web Development and Virtual Reality (VR) Development. Jayda has also won a $3,000 grant to plan a two-week-long summer Girls’ Game Jam to teach middle and high school girls how to build their own visual novel videogame. As an advocate for others, Jayda has delivered her first Tedx Talk about the need for diversity in the gaming industry while also volunteering time with St.Jude Children’s Hospital working with their fund development team. Jayda believes in investing in others.
The NSHSS STEAM Scholarship awards high school seniors planning to major in a STEAM field (science/medicine, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics).