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Diondria Whitehead Is Putting the Self Driving Car on the Map

January 2017

Physics major, Diondria Whitehead, C’2015, opted to go directly to work in industry after graduating from Spelman. She is currently an autonomous vehicle operations specialist with the Google Self Driving Car Project (which is now called WayMo) in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Whitehead, who studied theoretical and mathematical physics while at Spelman, believes she is enjoying the best of both worlds; or as she likes to say, “When your Alma Mater and your job are both winning!”


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