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About Me

Hello! My name is Jaquan and I enjoy solving multidisciplinary problems. Although I am an engineer by title, I  think of myself as a designer. Who are we designing for? How can we empathetically listen to users and understand their needs? These are all questions I ask myself in my line work. I use design thinking tools to understand stakeholders and create solutions. 

Currently, I am an associate business systems engineer at a not for profit. As an engineer/designer I take pride in what I can do for others. I aim to make sure I always keep people at the center of  whatever problem I am solving. 

In my free time I enjoy cooking and reading. A fun fact about me is that I have published two books. 


 Hi , my name is
Jaquan Starling
I enjoy visualizing and telling stories.

I am an associate business systems engineer specializing in business process improvement. The work I do focuses on helping federal departments analyze alternatives that can improve future business operations at MITRE

My Work History

June 2022 - Present

June 2021 - August 2021

June 2020 - August 2020

May 2019 - August 2019

MITRE, Associate Business Systems Engineer

Verizon, Data Center Operations Intern

NextEra Energy, Thermal Analysis Intern 

National Science Foundation, Biomedical Research Intern

Some Projects I've Worked On

Featured Project


As part of my AI Research Fellowship at CreAItivity we were tasked with creating a final deliverable at the end of the fellowship to showcase our understanding of AI Ethics. We decided to focus on the intersection between racial injustice and AI. Our final deliverable is a newsletter that contains information of what we have learned from the topic.

Predictive Policing in Artificial Intelligence (AI)


This project was completed in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories to address issues with current decision making tools for power grid planning .The team built an interactive map of Miami Dade County displaying 81 zip codes with information about climate hazards, solar panel investment information, and infrastructure recommendations.

Featured Project

Energy Grid Decision-Making under Long-Term Climate Hazard Uncertainty

Other Projects I've Worked On


Communication Device

Developed a communication graphical user interface for children with communication disorders.


Addressing Deforestation with Drones

Created a prototype of how drones can possibly be used in Madagascar to combat deforestation. 


Understanding Small Business Owners

Using design thinking principles my team and I investigated the path many small business owners take to starting their business. 

Get In Touch

My inbox is always open whether you want to say hi or have a question. 

© 2022 by Jaquan Starling.

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