Hezekiah Branch studies Cognitive and Brain Sciences at Tufts University with minors in Portuguese and Engineering Management.


His research focus is on the preservation of indigenous languages and cultures.

  • Head of Tufts Black Jumbos, the largest media platform for Black students at Tufts.

  • Cofounder of Tufts BSCS (Tufts Black Students in Computer Science)

  • Creator of the Capen Challenge, a multiyear initiative of campus-wide  competitions and eventsT

  • 2018-19 Experimental College Board, a historic Tufts college that offers innovative undergraduate courses

  • 2018-19 Tisch Scholar for Civic Life, Tufts' highly selective, flagship fellowship that is ran through the Tisch College of Civic Life 

Awards and Honors:

  • 2X Forbes Under 30 Scholar

  • 2020 SXSW EDU Speaker

  • #FirstFlight @Twitter Fellow

  • LinkedIn Accelerate U

  • Code2040 Tech Trek

  • Capital One Ignite

  • UNCF STEM Scholar Cohort II


Technical Coursework:

  • Computational Biology (Graduate)

  • Creating Children's Media (Graduate)

  • Databases (

  • Data Structures (Undergraduate)

  • Ecological Statistics and Modeling (Graduate)

  • Machine Learning in Python (Online)

  • Software Engineering (Graduate)

  • Technical & Managerial Communication (Undergraduate)

Technical Expertise:

  • Object-Oriented Design 

  • Programming (C++, Python, Java)

  • Bayesian Modeling (R, Python)

  • Cognitive Computing

  • UI/UX Design 

  • Data Infrastructure

  • Machine Learning

  • Agile Methodologies


Here are some of the fantastic professional experiences that I have had over the years.


I will be speaking this year at SXSW EDU 2020!!!

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Tufts University

Gordon Institute

School of Arts & Sciences

Medford, MA 02155

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