Jadal Williams grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has 3 brothers and they all strive for success. He loves to play sports and was on his high school’s varsity golf and tennis teams. His hard work and dedication can be seen in the classroom, during a sports match, and through his commitment to help others.
Ever since the 1st grade Jadal was a year ahead in math. Then in the 7th grade he was accelerated another year. His mathematical talent was seen by excelling in BC Calculus as a 10th grader and through tutoring college students in Differential Equations during 11th grade. Jadal enjoys problem solving which has led him to major in engineering in college. Jadal believes engineering is the best way to apply his strong mathematical knowledge to create inventions to help others.
Giving back to others is a part of Jadal’s philosophy. Ever since the 4th grade he has learned complex problem-solving techniques through the Ann Arbor Math Olympiad Co-op (AAMOC). This program taught Jadal how to dissect difficult math problems into simple solutions. Jadal gave back to AAMOC by being a student teacher for 3 years. He taught younger students from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds algebra, geometry, and how to problem solve by thinking outside the box.
Jadal is currently a junior at Stanford University (class of 2021) studying Mechanical Engineering. He is actively involved in Stanford’s NSBE chapter and seeks to provide resources and internship opportunities to Black students. He has organized events such as resume and cover letter workshops to strengthen students’ professional development skills. Jadal is serving as the Vice President of Stanford’s NSBE chapter for the 2019-2020 school year. He loves to learn new things and has enhanced his Spanish conversation and comprehension skills by studying abroad in Santiago, Chile for 3 months. In the future Jadal aspires to start his own company.