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Jayton Harps

Zero To Necessary LLC
Jayton has over 10 years of experience in leadership, management, personal and professional development. Jayton also led a monthly networking event called First Tuesdays, which brought 50+ entrepreneurs, business owners, investors, professionals, and more to share knowledge and venture opportunities.

During the day, he geeks out as a Software Integration Engineer II for Northrop Grumman Corporation by performing multiple tasks such as requirement analysis, unit testing, integration and development for the Aeronautics and Space Systems. At night, Jayton is also the CEO of Zero To Necessary, a company that delivers STEM education through DIY home robotic kits to youth in underserved communities. He’s mentored, empowered, and inspired 60+ students to build and program their first robot.

Jayton’s undergrad journey was filled with activities as he was involved with organizations on and off campus at San Diego State University (SDSU). He was Treasurer for the Afrikan Student Union, Secretary for the Beta Gamma Nu Fraternity, and finally President for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). He continued his involvement with NSBE as a professional and held roles such as a STEM GALA coordinator, Communications, Programs director, and Chairmen.

Jayton holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at SDSU and a Masters of Science in Management Information Systems from National University and a Masters of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Southern California.

Instrumental to the San Diego Black community, Jayton continues to provide resources, tools, and career opportunities to like-minded individuals.
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