In The Hilla #1 Uma Abu | An International Students Journey From Nigeria to Iowa - In The Hilla

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18th Jul 2020

#1 Uma Abu | An International Students Journey From Nigeria to Iowa

Uma Abu is a senior at Iowa State University studying Software Engineering. He is passionate about learning how things work and enjoys learning about new technologies that he can apply to his work through personal projects. Uma is an international student from Nigeria and will be working for Microsoft as a Software Engineer upon graduating.

If you'd like to connect with Uma, feel free to reach out via LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/umaabu/

https://umaabu.com/

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In The Hilla
In The Hilla (الحلة‎ - Neighborhood)
A podcast that educates/informs folks from marginalized communities about different career avenues/possibilities.

When I originally had the idea for my podcast, I was thinking of issues within my community. It is rare to see engineers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and equity owners in low income neighborhoods. At the end of the day people are a product of their environment and you can't be what you can't see. Therefore, I created this podcast to serve as an example. Through this platform, I hope to educate/inform folks about the different avenues/possibilities that exist. And more importantly, break down how it was done as well as identify the challenges that can be expected.

I started doing interviews for my podcast back in April and started posting content on July 2020.

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Ahmed Ismail

Ahmed is a first generation immigrant from Sudan and is currently an industrial engineering student at Iowa State University. He is a driven and entrepreneurial minded student with a diverse set of experiences that include working as a software engineering intern and mechanical engineering intern, studying abroad in the UK, conducting research for the U.S. Dept of Energy, lobbying for the U.S. Dept of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and serving on the national board for a multi-million dollar non-profit.