Mentorship EDGE Mentor

Cherita Ousley

Cherita Ousley

Software Engineer
Microsoft

Cherita is a software engineer at Microsoft. Understanding that nothing comes by happenstance, she is always intentional about improving or perfecting her craft. She is most passionate about empowering underrepresented individuals and helping them merge into the technology industry. In her free time, she likes to volunteer with organizations that focus on exposing young people to technology or developing young leaders. Cherita is equally passionate about promoting healthy living. Whether it is eating well and staying active or maintaining high emotional intelligence, Cherita believes this is fundamental to showing up better in the workplace or school. Leading with kindness and empathy, she is intentional about leaving an impact and making connections.

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Cherita on mentorship

I would like to be a mentor because I did not get to where I am alone. There were great mentors who have helped, encouraged and pushed me along the way and I would be honored to do the same for someone else.

Some topics I’m excited to mentor students in include:

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Coding and software development
  • Business and community leadership

Favorite book

  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz