Student Spotlight: Kareem Dasilva

Posted on 2017-10-11

Kareem Dasilva

Kareem Dasilva is currently a junior in the Computer Science program. He served as the president of the department's ACM student chapter during the 2016-17 academic year and was instrumental in expanding the organization's reach to more undergraduate students. He is also the Memphis President of Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA), one of the largest IT organizations focused on bringing more minorities into technology. He was the winner of the 2016 National BDPA Mobile App Showcase.

Kareem is a college entrepreneur with a strong passion for technology. He started a software development company called Poeen, which builds native iPhone and Android applications for innovative businesses. He is currently working on a mobile application for the Orange Mound community that allows residents to interact with local businesses and community stakeholders, and find engaging events in the neighborhood.