Edna Jonsson is an alumna of the first UCF Coding Boot Camp. After experiencing a life-changing event, Edna decided she was going to dive into coding and do whatever it took to get a job. Edna shared her experience in...
Marc Weimer graduated college in the midst of the 2008 recession — so moving across the country wasn’t an issue when he received a great job offer right out of school. A lifelong Chicagoan, Marc ended up moving to...
Jonathan Pickard had a job that many only dream of. For 11 years, he played video games professionally. He competed in six world championships and traveled all over the globe. Why did he give it up? “It’s a career that’s...
When Keyanna Xu completed her undergraduate degree in international finance, she was immediately hit with a travel bug. Unsure of what career path to follow, and struck by a desire to explore, she moved from California to Hong Kong...
Satinder Kaur took her career into her own hands by enrolling in the University of Arizona Coding Boot Camp. With a computer science background, Satinder already had a solid tech foundation. But she recognized there was more ground to...
At the age of 15, before most teens learn how to drive a car, Milad Davoodi was teaching himself how to build one out of spare parts.  Knowledge, for Milad, is a key to the unknown. He sees incredible value...
When Antonio graduated from Duke University in 2014, he found himself in the position that every student dreads. He had an impressive degree in biophysics from a prestigious college, but the job market wasn’t kind. “It was miserable,” he...
Mathew Hall has always helped people. As a 15-year veteran of an emergency room at the Princess Royal University Hospital in the UK, he’d spent his career saving lives and caring for patients in their times of greatest need. But...
Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Mónica Polanco Fabián is an expert at adapting to change — and recognizing when it’s time to pursue something new. After graduating from college, Mónica embarked on a winding journey...
After nine years of working in IT, Harinder Bhathal was ready for a new challenge. He didn’t want to fully part with technology, just change directions, and pinpointed cybersecurity as his next move. “In cybersecurity, you’re always learning,” he...

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