Danielle Mathis

Industrial Engineering

Danielle Briana Mathis, native of Macon, GA, is an Industrial and Systems Engineer with a concentration in Quality and Statistics. At the Georgia Institute of Technology, she is a GT Grand Challenges Scholar and GT Diversity Ambassador.  One of her most proud moments at GT was receiving GT Faculty Honors Spring 2016 following a very difficult semester and period of college. Her overall passion is to serve God and her community by using her creativity in ways, such as singing, writing, innovative engineering, directing and event planning. Her biggest accomplishment to date is founding the non-profit organization, Caterpillar’s Promise, Inc., which strives to motivate others to use their talents for the greater good. Her organization started as a vision in 2011 at a summer leadership program that evolved into a service project under the initiating name All Around Actions, which has grown in projects and impact as officially Caterpillar’s Promise, Inc. over the years. With her organization, she was able to debut her self-written musical production at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech in January 2017 followed by another musical production. With her organization, she also serves the K-12 youth with the CPromise Youth Development by using STEM and the Arts to enrich the children and also spark interest in making a difference in their communities. One of her favorite parts about her Tech experience is contributing to the Georgia Tech Engineering for Social Innovation Center under Dr. Joyelle Harris. With ESI, she is finishing out her last semester contributing to bridging the “digital divide” for a community in Nigeria to provide digital communication channels for female students that communicate with mentors across the globe. Under the ESI Center, she also finished an outdoor curriculum for all children including children with disabilities for the Frazer Center and helped complete a program analysis and predictive model for Georgia Works!, an organization that strives to end chronic homelessness for men in Atlanta under her Engineering for Social Innovation team. She has enjoyed using engineering to making the world a better place. Her other projects at Georgia Tech include, her senior design project for the CDC and improving vaccine distribution in the Republic of the Marshall Islands along with decision and data modeling to help create a safer environment on the Georgia Tech campus. On the Georgia Tech campus, she has served many prominent leadership roles, such as formerly being President and gospel choir director of the G.I.F.T.E.D. Christian organization, which has made a significant impact on her growth spiritually and in leadership. She has researched with the Center for Operations Research for Medicine and Healthcare under the department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, where she was able to conduct studies and travel for various projects pertaining to improving the healthcare field. She served as a process engineering intern for the Department of Defense on the Robins Air Force Base for two rotations of her college career. While in college, she also served as an employee for CEISMC (Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing), where she served as co-tournament director for the 2017 GT Science Olympiad, a nationally recognized competition for students. She also worked for the Center for Academic Enrichment and was given the opportunity to contribute to GT 1000 initiatives and serve as a GT 1000 Team Leader. Along with managing school, CPromise, and other extra- curricular activities, Danielle enjoys supporting other community initiatives from her comrades.  Her goals holistically is to use all of her talents and skills for the greater good just as her organization, Caterpillar’s Promise, Inc. motivates others to do.