Ameer Brown decided to let his intuition guide him when he decided to leave his sales role and apply to General Assembly’s Web Development Immersive Course. It was then when he started to believe that everything he wants out of life is accessible to him and he took a leap of faith to follow his dreams.
Following that intuition, he landed his current role as a Software Quality Engineer for the Adobe Spark team. After writing an essay titled “Silicon State of Mind #Techmatic,” which was an ode to Nas’ 2009 XXL Magazine statement, Brown was accepted into the Adobe Digital Academy through General Assembly’s opportunity fund. One year later, after intense technical training and working with Adobe building an analytic dashboard, Brown received the opportunity to work alongside the highly-skilled Adobe Spark team.
But Brown’s impact goes beyond internationally-celebrated software development, he is also dedicated to humanitarian relief, including feeding the homeless. He has donated more than 500 pairs of shoes through “The Recycle x Love Project,” a community service initiative he created, and he has helped bag more than 120,000 meals to be shipped to countries to feed malnourished children and families.
” Representation matters! In some cases, it may be the last deciding factor in a person having the gumption to leap or not. Share with anybody who is hesitant to take a leap of faith…,” says Brown, who received his bachelor’s degree in public relations from FAMU and is a proud member of the Beta Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.