Shercole King is a firm believer in data, support, and helping to create the full story to aid communities not only to maintain their resources but to assist communities in preserving, as well as developing and receiving new ones.
Shercole is the Homeless Management Information Systems Administrator for a local nonprofit in the Greater New Orleans area. In this role, she works with homeless programs on data quality and human services software, federal reporting, and community-based data analysis as well as user experiences. This position enables her to devote her time to end homelessness and aid the efforts on a national platform through policy development, research, and using innovative methods.
Additionally, Shercole serves as a consultant on racial equity work, data quality training curricula and HMIS implementations. One of Shercole’s greatest assets is that she is a connector and user facilitator who values creativity to solve problems. She centers her work and social purpose surrounding civic technology innovation, youth and minority education, and the arts.
Shercole’s volunteer work focuses on providing resources to create opportunities for minorities in technology and affecting social change. Currently, she serves on the Loyola University Alumni Association Board as the President-Elect. She is also on the Advisory Board for NolaVate Black, whose mission is to expand technology opportunities for African Americans in the Greater New Orleans region. She also serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors to the National Human Services Data Consortium whose purpose is to help communities further engage in continuing the work to end homelessness in the United States.
In the past, Shercole served on the board of NOLA Young Urban Rebuilding Professionals, a successful Post-Katrina initiative to engage and retain young professionals in New Orleans. In addition to that, she served on the board of New Orleans Women in Technology and Steering Committee for Fountain of Youth Foundations.
Shercole attended Loyola University where she completed her Bachelor of Business Administration. She later furthered her studies at the University of New Orleans where she received her Master of Arts in Arts Administration. After years of self-teaching in technology, she returned to school to earn a Certification in Technical Studies focused on Web Site Design. Her education and diverse background have allowed her an opportunity to intertwine her work and bring a unique perspective to the technology industry.
Shercole has received achievements for her active presence in technology and her community. In 2018, Shercole was honored in the Nola Tech 30 List, honoring local African Americans working in technology. In 2016, Shercole received initiation in Gambit’s 40 Under 40, which saluted the 19th class of the New Orleans brightest innovators, artists, and professionals. Shercole was also recognized in 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2018 through Silicon Bayou 100 as one of the 100 most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana. In 2011, she won The Circle of Excellence Award from Delgado Community College for her work in the community surrounding youth and technology. Her recognition continued as a nominee for the Millennials Award and Finalist for Ada Lovelace “Woman of the Year in NolaTech” in 2016 and 2018. In 2016, Shercole King was invited to attend the White House’s “Expanding Opportunity with Open Data.”
Shercole credits her life experiences and professional development from a quote from Maya Angelou: “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” She proves to be successful in her life and career.