Moving to New York City made Arjina Khanom realized that she did not want to be a doctor. Instead, she began to gain interest in technology by playing around with various softwares. Then, she enrolled at LaGuardia Community College in Computer Science. Not only in the STM program, but Arjina is very active in school as well. She was a part of Honor Scholars Program, the president of Student Technology Mentor Club, and a student senate. Beside school, she has worked numerous projects for the program. For instance, she built a contact info webpage and has been worked on a database using Microsoft Access. Arjina successfully graduated from LaGuardia Community College in 2018 and currently continuing her bachelor in New York City College of Technology in Computer System Technology. In her spare time, Arjina likes to draw and takes pictures.
Nisha Sigar is majoring in Liberal Arts: Math and Science. She is planning to continue her studies and apply her liberal arts degree at a four-year institution in civil engineering or mathematics. Since a young age, after Nisha broke her brother’s computer, she began to have an interest in computers and how they work. She learned basic computer functions from her brothers and her dad then took it to the next level by herself. From this interested, Nisha joined the STM program. The program gave Nisha an opportunity to practice her computer skills, improve on what she knows and learn new skills.
Since joining the STM program, Nisha has provided technology assistance to the ePortfolio seminar classes; assist the new STM training sessions and created a tutorial for creating a blog. She has also provide a training session in creating tests in Blackboard and helped new STMs navigate MovieMaker.
Paul Prageeth Don is an international student from Sri Lanka currently pursuing his B.S. in Computer Science at Queens College. He graduated from LaGuardia Community College with A.S. in Computer Science in 2018. Paul joined the STM program and started working as a Student Technology Mentor (STM) in 2017 Spring and been promoted to an instructional design assistant (IDA). His love for video games sparked interest in technology. He is also interested and skillful in photography, videography, and graphic design. Since joining the STM program, Paul has provided technical assistance to the ePortfolio seminar classes, assist with new STM training sessions, and facilitate various workshops for students and faculty.
Peter Dilshan Don is an international transfer student who's majoring in Computer Science. He graduated from LaGuardia Community College with AS in Computer Science in 2018 and currently continuing his BSc in Computer Science at Queens College. He had interests in technologies and craving to know how video games and other programs work since he was young. Peter joined to STM program as a Student Technology Mentor (STM) in 2018 and been promoted to an Instructional Design Assistant (IDA). Peter utilizes his photography, videography, and graphic designing skills in various STM projects and across LAGCC. Since joining the STM program, Peter has improved his personal and technical skills by providing technical assistance in ePortfolio seminars, assisting STM training sessions, and facilitating different workshops for students and faculty.
Rojan K C is an international student from Nepal. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics. His career aspirations are to be a programmer and a successful entrepreneur. At an early age, Rojan was fascinated by computers. Through his experiences, he realized the immense impact technology has on people’s lives. Through this exposure, he also learned that often times producers of technology-based products target certain groups of people. This gap of access has led him in wanting to create products that reach people around the globe, providing them with the opportunity to contribute their ideas. Rojan believes that by creating access for all, technology will grow exponentially and become truly innovative.
Robert is currently pursuing his bachelor’s in computer science at Queens College. He is from the Philippines and hates the summer but prefers the cool weather seasons, because he is used to the cool weather of Baguio City, where he was born and raised. Robert is mainly focused on programming but is also knowledgeable about mobile development and 3D modeling. He also works as an IT consultant for WebServes, a nonprofit organization located in Manhattan, New York. His goal is to work for Microsoft, Google or IBM and eventually pursue his master’s degree in computer science. In his free time, he likes to play basketball and video games or coach his sister in volleyball.
Yu Pan is an international student who graduated from LaGuardia Community College with AS in business administration in 2017. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s in economics and finance major at Queens College. She started working as a student technology mentor (STM) in April 2017 and been promoted to an instructional design assistant (IDA) position in January 2018. Yu has great interested in computer since the internet was invented. She hope she could work in finance and computer related industry one day.
Wahajuddin Syed started working as a student technology mentor (STM) for the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in June 2016. He graduated from LaGuardia Community College with an associate degree in electrical engineering in 2016. He is currently pursuing his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from The City College of New York. Being an experienced student technology mentor with a demonstrated history of working with technology and showing leadership skills in the higher education industry, he was promoted to an instructional design assistant (IDA) position in March 2017. Wahaj has a great passion for technology and enjoys tearing down devices for the AAke of curiosity. Of course, he fixes them back again.
Alberto started working as a Student Technology Mentor (STM) back in March 2015 and worked until his graduation from LaGuardia in June 2016. He has since been pursuing a Bachelor's in Emerging Media at City Tech and has started working at LaGuardia again as an Instructional Design Assistant (IDA) in September 2018. He hopes to become a game designer someday and work at a game design studio in NYC or the surrounding area.