Stanford Tech History Project

Ruth-Ann Armstrong ’21
B.S. Computer Science
Co-President, Black Youth Teams Engineering Success Program

Ruth-Ann Armstrong is a rising senior from Jamaica majoring in computer science with a theory focus, and minoring in economics. Outside of her classes, she is involved with the Stanford Black Society of Engineers, the Black Youth Teams Engineering Success (BYTES) Progam, the Stanford Daily, Black LaIR tutoring, the Caribbean Students Association, and the Stanford Society of Women Engineers. Recently, Ruth-Ann co-founded a non-profit mentorship initiative called PiSocieties with her younger sister Rachelle, to support Jamaican high school girls on their academic journeys. She is passionate about empowering marginalized communities and hopes to create tools that will benefit these communities through her future work as a software engineer. As she continues her journey in academia, she hopes to learn more about specific areas in tech such as natural language processing, virtual reality development, and cryptography. Her hobbies include poetry writing, journalism, and watching Jubilee videos on YouTube.