Jessica Slaughter

University of Texas at Austin '18. Computer engineering major.

About Me

Hey there! I'm Jessica, a third-year Computer Engineering major at UT Austin. I started coding as a curious 7th grader taking an intro to HTML class, which is probably why I'm primarily interested in front-end development and design. Outside of class, I love exciting students about entrepreneurship with 3 Day Startup Austin as a co-lead organizer and attending workshops with the Design Collective and Mobile App Development.

Along with trying to become Pinterest famous, one of my favorite things to do is help people through my blog-turned-job! I'm currently helping young women be successful in college and start blogs of their own at, a blog I've poured my heart into since the beginning of 2016 and use as a platform to further my skills and creativity.


A merge of an old blog and new interests, I started this blog in January 2016 as a more casual environment to share college and lifestyle tips, while continuing to help others start their own blogs! I've since garnered an audience of young women around the world providing over 200,000 monthly views, and joined networks including Collectively, the InfluenceHer Collective, and Pollinate Media. I've also had the opportunity to collaborate with brands like Lenovo, Office Depot, and PayPal to create content that generates engagement and awareness for both my blog and their products.


3 Day Startup Austin - Co-Lead Organizer

2014 - present

3 Day Startup is a 72-hour learning-by-doing workshop that teaches entrepreneurial skills to university students in an extreme hands-on environment. After participating in 3 Day Startup Austin as a freshman, I joined this organization under their tech recruitment team. I'm currently a co-lead organizer of the event and responsible for managing the recruitment team, running an intense crash course, interviewing potential participants, and promoting the event throughout the semester.