Shercole King is a lifelong resident of New Orleans who has focused her work and social purpose around civic technology innovation, youth and minority education and the arts. 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 Masters of Arts in Arts Administration. After years of self-teaching in technology, she returned to school to receive 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 King serves as the Homeless Management Information Systems Administrator for VIA LINK. As Administrator, Shercole works with homeless programs on data quality and human services software and user experiences for the Greater New Orleans region. She serves as the National Human Services Data Consortium 2017 Fall Conference Planning Chairperson to help communities further engage to continue to work to end homelessness in the United States. Today in addition to her work with the homeless community, she has devoted her time to bringing technological resources to the youth in underserved communities in the area. Shercole is also Co-Founder and Director of Teen Tech Day, which is a program most notable as a one-day conference, in its sixth year, which has gone from serving 15 to over 65 students.
Shercole has also previously run a successful website called Good Nola, which spotlighted all positive things and experiences in the Greater New Orleans area. She has also written for online publications such as Go Nola, Humid Beings, New Orleans and Me, in which she stayed active in the online community building resources for locals and tourist alike.
Shercole serves on the board of New Orleans Women in Technology and serves as Secretary of the board. In addition, Shercole serves on the Loyola University Alumni Board and sits on the Scholarship Committee. Shercole has previously served on the board of NOLA Young Urban Rebuilding Professionals, a successful Post-Katrina initiative to engage and retain young professionals in New Orleans. Shercole was previously appointed to the Steering Committee for Fountain of Youth Foundations, among others.
Shercole was recognized in 2016 for 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 and 2016 through Silicon Bayou 100 as one of the 100 most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana. In 2011, Shercole won The Circle of Excellence Award from Delgado Community College for her work in the community surrounding youth and technology. She was also recognized as a nominee for the Millennials Award and Ada Lovelace “Woman of the Year in NolaTech.” In 2016, Shercole King was invited to attend the White House’s “Expanding Opportunity with Open Data.”