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(CECD ’18)

Since graduating with a degree in social and economic development policy, Brian Gomez has become finance and operations manager of Sunrise Movement, a nonprofit organization mobilizing young activists...


(PSYC ’16)

Working with Distinguished Professor of Psychology Patrick Corrigan, Maya Al-Khouja created the Honest Open Proud (HOP) college program as a student at Illinois Tech. HOP is a peer-led program that...


(PS, PSYC ’06)

The Mumbai, India, charity that Robin Chaurasiya founded, Kranti, empowers young women to become agents of social change. Ranging in age from 12–22, the women at Kranti are survivors of human...


(DHUM ’18)

Amy Kamin came to Illinois Tech with prior experience in corporate and retail environments. She had been leaning toward studying architecture, but felt an unmistakable spark of excitement when she...


(PS ’12)

Denzel Avant says he first “got a taste of the research life” at Illinois Tech, as an undergraduate research assistant. “I really enjoyed the work and the ability to devote a lot of time and thought...


(Global Studies ’19)

It took a bit of soul searching, but Gerard Jumanan chose just the right degree program for him at Illinois Tech: global studies. “My academic experience was excellent,” he says. “My program allowed...