Affirmative Action Award

Published Dec. 6, 2017
Women of Color STEM Award

Jessica Byrd, Charleston District's equal employment opportunity officer, was recently awarded with the Women of Color STEM Award for her work recruiting interns through the Workforce Recruitment Program, which helps match students with disabilities with an organization in need.

Congratulations to Jessica Byrd, Charleston District’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, for earning the Affirmative Action Award at the 2017 Women of Color Award Ceremony! Byrd received the award based on her passion to hire college students with disabilities under the Workforce Recruitment Program for federal agencies. She has also established a partnership between the Charleston District and South Carolina State University, located in Orangeburg, SC, to foster community outreach in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and awareness of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ mission and career opportunities.