STARs Stories

STARs share, in their own words, what led them to where they are today, what stands in their way, and what they hope for in the future.

LaShana Lewis
Founder and CEO of L. M. Lewis Consulting

“I had tried for many years to get jobs in the tech sector, only to be told that I could not get a job because I did not finish the degree. I was never tested on my technical skills or made it past the first interview.”

Giancarlo Martinez
Senior UI Developer, Projekt202

“I was motivated to pursue tech when I wanted to build a networking platform for the National Hispanic Institute. I was driven by my desire to find a means beyond my financial limitations to connect young Latinx students and professionals.”

Wilkin Sanchez
Ground Control Support Specialist, Envision Technology Advisors

“I started to become passionate about computers at a very early age. The first time I was around a computer, I immediately wanted to figure things out and find out more about it every day; it has been non-stop since then.”

Courtney
Client Services Manager
Debrena
QA Engineer
Elizabeth
Employment Counselor/Team Manager
Mary
Retired
Tadarius
Business Owner
Daquan
Home Health Aide
Quinn
Restaurant Delivery Driver
Carmen
Certified Nursing Assistant
Barbara
Family Support Specialist and Program Coordinator
Lynnette
Academic Coordinator
Katy
Data Analyst
Laura
Pharmacy/Compounding Technician
Kent
Desktop Support Specialist
Thaddaeus
Technology Support Specialist
Jamie
Development Coordinator
Sam
Self-Employed Contractor
Erika
Quality Assurance Technician
Dalton
Content Creator, Security Officer & EMT
Mark
Culinary Director of Hospitality Group
Lakisha
Administrative Assistant
Sean
Artist/Small Business Owner
Micah
Business Owner and Noncommissioned Officer
Meghan
Cosmetologist
Danielle
HR Director’s Assistant
Ali
Founder, CEO of web design/development company
Taylor
Academic Assistant
Casey
Retail Associate and Entrepreneur
Tayshawn
Personal Trainer/Business Owner
Jonathan
Security Supervisor
Jonte
Corporate Recruitment Training Manager

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