Meet Booz Allen's BEYA Modern-Day Technology Leaders


2022 BEYA Winners

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Bahirah Adewunmi


Bahirah serves as a technical thought leader with specialized cybersecurity and analytics expertise. She designed and implemented the inaugural Historically Black Colleges and Universities Capstone Initiative, which expands new talent pools in cybersecurity and machine learning and generates intellectual property and prototypes for the firm. Connect on LinkedIn

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Karolyn Babalola, Ph.D.

Lead Associate

Karolyn is a machine learning engineer specializing in natural language processing solutions. She led her team in incorporating 80 million contract records and leveraged commercial cloud and open-source technology to develop advanced search capabilities to effectively access the documents. Connect on LinkedIn

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Michelle Carrington

Lead Associate

As a technical leader and systems security engineer, Michelle performs an integral role on the Protected SATCOM Key Management Architecture Project. This program is modernizing the Department of Defense's secure satellite communication encryption systems to become compatible with the National Security Agency's enterprise key management infrastructure. Connect on LinkedIn

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Stephanie Jenkins

Senior Associate

Stephanie has been a technical diversity role model in several regions, including the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, and Charleston, South Carolina. She demonstrates her commitment to STEM on and off the job and is a major advocate for the advancement of diverse STEM employees.

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Germaine Johnson

Lead Associate

Germaine serves as the certified knowledge manager for the Army Intelligence Digital Transformation Engineering Services task order. He developed a collaborative environment that enhances internal and external client communication and offers custom dashboard capabilities and a unique technical document taxonomy. Connect on LinkedIn

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Christa Jordan

Lead Associate

Christa is a lead systems engineer for the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System. This real-time intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance weapon system supports year-round global operations for U.S. warfighters and peacekeepers. Christa also produced a theory of operations that instructs engineers on how to apply systems, networks, and information technology to achieve a competitive advantage. Connect on LinkedIn

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Nicholas Lee, Ph.D.


As the lead data scientist for the Department of Veterans Affairs $16 billion Electronic Health Record Modernization Program, Nicholas is developing custom software for analysis and visualization. He also serves as an instructor and panelist for workshops and conferences focused on increasing the visibility of STEM to Black youth, including Code with Me and STEM Innovation Spark Her. Connect on LinkedIn

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David Roberts


David is a full lifecycle digital leader with a track record of shaping, capturing, winning, staffing, and executing digital development projects in multiple markets. He has over 30 years of experience delivering complex software development, modeling and simulation, command and control, and cloud projects to the Department of Defense. He leads the Digital Simulation and Training Solutions team as part of the Army’s Chief Translation Office. Connect on LinkedIn

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LaToya Robinson

Lead Associate

LaToya participated in the Pathways Protégé Program and leads one of the firm’s most technically and programmatically complex projects. She has been a university adjunct instructor and a public-school computer science teacher. Connect on LinkedIn

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Ashleigh Smith


As a lead technologist, Ashleigh has led testing and cloud engineering efforts on multiple projects. For her community, she is developing an outreach and e-commerce website to offer live-streaming capabilities and events for members of Elba Missionary Baptist Church in Virginia who cannot attend services in person.

Celebrating a Legacy of Excellence

Since 2005, BEYA has recognized over 100 Booz Allen employees for their excellence in the fields of engineering, science, and technology. See more Booz Allen leaders recognized by BEYA in the last 3 years:

2021 BEYA Winners

Erica Banks, Principal
Andrea Blackwell, Lead Engineer
Malena Clark, Senior Lead Engineer
Gaitan Eylia, Senior Lead Technologist
Sian Lewis, Lead Scientist
Miesha Lites, Senior Lead Technologist
Dameon Ming, Senior Lead Technologist
Jennifer Mosquera, Lead Technologist
Sade Ruffin, Lead Engineer

2020 BEYA Winners

Leslie Allen, Senior Associate
Andreen Anglin, Associate
Patrice Clark, Principal
Valerie Conley, Principal
Robert Crawford, Senior Associate
Monica Simpson, Associate
Sean Spence, Associate
Jason Vann, Senior Lead Technologist

2019 BEYA Winners

Marvette Cofield, Senior Associate
Malcolm Gilbert, Lead Associate
Walter Hackett, Associate
Anthony Mitchell, Executive Vice President
Stephanie Moore, Lead Associate
Al Salaam Taalib, Lead Associate
Troy Wallace, Lead Associate
Brandon Whittington, Associate

Booz Allen is committed to creating a more equitable workplace where everyone can achieve their full potential. Learn more about our commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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