Category: Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Isha Thakkar on Pursuing an MS in Project Management photo

November 20, 2023

Student Spotlight: Isha Thakkar on Pursuing an MS in Project Management

  Profile by Marcelle Santos | Header photo by Ruby Wallau When Isha Thakkar tells people that she’s pursuing a Master’s in Project Management, the first thing they tell her is that they didn’t know one existed. Isha didn’t know,...

Armen’s Turn from Classical Pianist to Software Developer photo

June 12, 2023

Armen's Turn from Classical Pianist to Software Developer

by Marcelle Santos The videos you find of Armen Sarkisian on YouTube start with him walking onstage toward a piano, wearing a suit and tie. Before he sits down, he bows to the audience, who applauds and then listens in...

Abi’s Got Plans photo

April 13, 2023

Abi's Got Plans

by Marcelle Santos At 22, Abirami Chockalingam, (Abi, for short) has the next few years of her life planned. She’s going to graduate in December, start working for a Silicon Valley tech company early next year and land a senior-level...

Student Spotlight: Shruti Lohani photo

March 8, 2023

Student Spotlight: Shruti Lohani

Shruti Lohani's Journey from Telecommunications Engineer to IoT Security Researcher     by Marcelle Santos Shruti Lohani will walk into a networking event and ask everyone what they’re working on, then go home and Google what they said to find...

Student Spotlight: Priyanka Chandak photo

September 26, 2022

Student Spotlight: Priyanka Chandak

Pursuing your passions while staying open to change by Marcelle Santos At 28 years old, Priyanka Chandak has lived what seems like several completely different lives. In one, she was a financial analyst/marathon runner in Calcutta. In another, she was...

Student Spotlight: Semaa Amin photo

April 5, 2022

Student Spotlight: Semaa Amin

How Computer Science is helping one student turn multiple interests into a meaningful career by Marcelle Santos When Semaa Amin isn’t in class, she’s working to create a virtual reality lab. Or planning activities for students to support their mental...

Student Spotlight: Zoe Ding photo

March 22, 2022

Student Spotlight: Zoe Ding

Exploring Computer Science With a Beginner’s Mind by Marcelle Santos Zoe Ding feels like she’s standing at a gate that opens up to a whole new world. Computer science, the field she chose to study at Northeastern University, is just...


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