San José State UniversityTrustee William Hauck and Padget Kaiser Scholar
Jobelle Abellera was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was in elementary school. To correct her spine, she had to constantly wear a bulky back brace. Despite her heightened insecurities and initial negative outlook, Jobelle continued to do well in her classes, determined to remain a diligent student.
Now a junior at San José State majoring in computer science, Jobelle has earned recognition as a President’s Scholar the past three semesters. She has been training as a part-time tutor at San José State’s Writing Center, hoping to extend her knowledge to those in need. She is also a part of Women in Engineering, STEM NOW, the Computer Graphics Club and the Computer Science Club at San José State. She recently was invited to
join Phi Kappa Phi.
Jobelle wants to pursue a career that positively impacts the public within the fields of computer graphics, web design or video game development.