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Yamin Alam received an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Richmond in 2018. He landed a production analyst position shortly afterward, but it wasn’t a perfect fit. Looking back on his college education, he realized that he...
Andrew Popp was working video production for live events after graduating college. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and these events could no longer take place, Andrew was out of a job.  With some coding experience under his belt, Andrew...
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Joshua Filiberto Castillo Dueñas dreams of flying planes one day. But as a full-time teacher in Mexico City, he didn’t have enough hours in the week to complete flight training. That’s when he started considering new career paths.  Joshua was...
When Patrick Urbankowski graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Material Science and Engineering, he had an advanced understanding of chemistry, physics, and nanomaterials.  His passion for the field led him to Drexel University’s PhD program, where his research...
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