Nigel Davis, from Boynton Beach, Florida, is passionate about the intersection of law, technology, and entrepreneurship. He graduated cum laude from the Honors College at the University of Florida in 2019, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Engineering, concentrating on Engineering Entrepreneurship.
As an undergraduate, Nigel showed his commitment to advancing racial equity by serving as the president of the University of Florida’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, and supporting underserved communities as a brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Beyond campus, Nigel pursued professional development opportunities including an internship with General Electric, three internships with Microsoft, and a Career Prep fellowship with Management Leadership for Tomorrow.
During Nigel’s time in Gainesville, he intentionally focused on innovation. Seeking to couple entrepreneurship with social impact, Nigel founded a technology company, Grapevine, with the mission of fostering a shared sense of belonging among underrepresented college students across Florida. The company earned StartGNV’s Josh Greenberg Grant, an annual award recognizing one business that improved diversity and inclusion in Gainesville.
Nigel later shared lessons from his entrepreneurial journey in a TEDx Talk at his university. After graduating, Nigel joined Microsoft full-time as a software engineer, helping to develop security products used by customers worldwide.
Currently, Nigel is a member of the Black Law Students Association and looks forward to pro bono and clinical opportunities to assist underserved communities. He is honored to be affiliated with the courageous and unwavering Dr. Alexander and hopes to continue her legacy of advocating for equity and justice.