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Mentor Story: Lindsay Moir – a Friend, a Cheerleader, and a Confidant of His Students

Who is a mentor? Ask this question to Lindsay Moir, a Udacity mentor and he quips, “As a Udacity mentor you become a friend, a cheerleader, and a confidant of your students as they go through their courses.” That’s the perfect definition of a Udacity mentor!

Apart from being a rockstar mentor for Udacity, Lindsay is also a Data Scientist with over 36 years of experience in the fields of data science, programming, and operations management across different industries.

Lindsay’s Journey with Udacity

After graduating from the Data Analyst Nanodegree program, Lindsay got hooked to Udacity, and decided to give back by becoming a mentor in several data-intensive programs including Data Analyst, Data Engineering, and Artificial Intelligence for Trading Nanodegree programs.

It has been three years, and Lindsay has been continually delivering excellent support to Udacity’s global community of learners.

Mentors Create Real Impact on Student Lives

“By taking a Udacity Nanodegree program, a door is opened to a whole new world. That world is strange and new. This sparks fear in most people, including students. A mentor gets the student through that door and into the bright, opportunity-filled world beyond,” said Lindsay when asked about his thoughts on how Udacity mentors impact student lives.

The ed-tech world has noticed the impact of mentors on the lives of learners. Not just throughout the learning journey, but also after that, be it landing desirable jobs, or upskilling in cutting-edge technologies.

Become a Udacity Mentor Now

If you’re interested in sharing your expertise and impacting students’ lives, learn more about becoming a mentor at Udacity. 

Also, take this advice from Lindsay, “ Plan your work and work your plan. Remember why you decided to take this path. Keep it in mind as you work towards your objective of finishing the course.”

Ritika Pradhan
Ritika Pradhan
Ritika is the Content Manager at Udacity and is passionate about bringing inspirational student stories to light. When not talking to the amazing Udacity students, she can be found reading an article or watching a video on the internet.