Meet the Graduate Student Coaches
2nd Year Masters Student in Computer Science - AI/ML (Online)
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
AJ is a 2nd Year Masters Student in Computer Science - AI/ML (Online). He is a high-spirited, fast-talking entrepreneur with a passion for connecting people. Upon graduating from Georgia Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 2013, AJ co-founded a company that is actually still in business. Fun facts: AJ has four sisters and no brothers, has a blackbelt in several forms of martial arts, and is currently pursuing a masters degree in computer science and artificial intelligence.
What inspired you to become a Leadership Fellow?:Coaching has positively impacted both my professional and personal life. I'd like to pay it forward and show others the amazing benefits of coaching.
Masters Student in Supply Chain Engineering
Live Fully, Die Empty - anonymous
Rey is a Fulbright scholar from the Philippines pursuing his master’s degree in Supply Chain Engineering at Georgia Tech. Prior to this, he had 8 years of work experience in the Quick Service Restaurant industry involved in procurement, systems implementation, and supply chain project management. Rey graduated cum laude from his business management undergraduate program and was a recipient of the Temasek Foundation-Singapore Management University Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking (LEaRN) Program Scholarship, spending a semester in Singapore. Rey is passionate about applying his skills to help the marginalized sectors and solve social issues in the Philippines. He is also eager to coach and share his experiences with other students. He served before as the formation head of a catechetical organization in his university in the Philippines. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, diving, climbing mountains, and joining triathlon races.
What inspired you to become a Leadership Fellow?:According to the Gallup CliftonStrengths Test, Rey's top strength is Connectedness. People having this strength are said to enjoy being in situations and places that challenge their ability to connect seemingly random things to find meaning, value, information, or explanation. They generally value people over things. In order to cultivate and utilize this strength, it is recommended that he be engaged in service learning opportunities and be immersed in environments that allow him to interact with others and help them find meaning and purpose. This has inspired him to become a Leadership Coach.
Ph.D. Student in Public Policy
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Earlier in her career, Camila realized her love for interdisciplinary work. At that time, she decided to complement her previous education in Industrial Engineering and Financial Management with a Ph.D. in Public Policy at Georgia Tech. Currently, she develops her Ph.D. dissertation in between Engineering and Public Policy by working on the decarbonization of transportation and the role of firms, government and civil society in achieving sustainability goals. At the same time, she enjoys contributing to the community by serving as president of the Fulbright Student Association at Georgia Tech, aimed at improving the experience of Fulbright students during their time in the United States.
What inspired you to become a Leadership Fellow?:Camila decided to become a Leadership Fellow because of the opportunity to contribute to other people’s growth during their time at Georgia Tech. Studying in a new school, possibly far away from home, represents a challenge for everyone. However, a new environment can also be seeing as an exciting opportunity to explore new interests, make new friends or contribute to the community of diverse students. Camila would feel very lucky if she can help other students plan and achieve some of the goals they set during this semester and in the future.