Jewel Burks is Team Lead for Visual Search at Amazon. Prior to joining Amazon, Jewel founded Partpic, a groundbreaking visual search technology startup which raised over $2 Million in funding and landed several Fortune 500 customers, before it was acquired by Amazon in late 2016. Before founding Partpic, Jewel served in management and business inclusion roles at Google and McMaster-Carr. Jewel is a graduate of Howard University and native of Nashville, TN. Jewel is passionate about bridging the digital divide and democratizing access to opportunities within the tech ecosystem.