Young Black Women in Computing Honoree of the Day is Nikesha Davis. She is an Aerospace Engineer originally from Upper Marlboro MD. As a WISE scholar, Nikesha entered the dual degree program at Spelman College in 2001. While at Spelman, she concentrated on Mathematics and in 2006 she received a Bachelors degree from Spelman College as well as a Bachelors degree from the University of Alabama Huntsville in Aerospace
Engineering. In addition to her undergraduate work, she also received a Masters degree in Systems Engineering with a minor in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Alabama Huntsville. While in the WISE program, Nikesha had an opportunity to work as an intern at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in the Washington DC area. Additionally, while in graduate school, she was able to work on various projects at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville AL. Nikesha took full advantage of these work opportunities and upon graduation set her sights on working with NASA. With the help of the local NSBE chapter, Nikesha was able to get an interview with NASA at the NSBE Aerospace Conference. Nikesha currently works as an Attitude Control Analyst at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center where her main responsibility is working on the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM). As an Attitude Control Analyst, Nikesha works on algorithms to control the pointing and direction of satellites and spacecrafts using various on board mechanisms.