Jakita Thomas Stays Ready


by Christine Drew

Illustrated by Ariel Steele

Jakita Thomas’ mother had some important advice for her, “If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready.” Jakita Thomas Stays Ready celebrates a lifelong desire to help people through science. Building upon an early love of solving puzzles and problems, Jakita found that the path of being a pediatrician she had long imagined for herself was not quite right and turned her love of computers into designing software for nurses and teaching others to come up with great things using computers. Today she works at Auburn University.