In The Hilla #21 Hezekiah Grayer | Straight From Undergrad to Phd at Princeton - In The Hilla

Episode 21

Published on:

4th Nov 2020

#21 Hezekiah Grayer | Straight From Undergrad to Phd at Princeton

Hezekiah Grayer is Doctoral Student in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University. He completed his undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering at Arizona State and went straight into his PhD after completing his bachelors. He is now working on a nuclear energy project for his PhD and is working alongside multiple institutions across the world for his research. In this interview, Hezekiah walks us through his journey and how he got to where he is today.

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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 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.