Udacity Mentor Spotlight: Dipika Chadha Supports Students on Their Learning Journey

Learning something new is challenging. Learning something new independently is even more challenging. Here at Udacity, we work to set up our students for success. And our mentors are a key element for achieving success. 

Meet Dipika Chadha, a freelance UX Designer with an engineering background, a gift for creative problem-solving and a burning passion for supporting students while they learn the tech skills they need to land the job they want. 

In this Mentor Spotlight, we talk to Dipika about her impressive accomplishments, career progression and mentorship role at Udacity.



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Udacity Mentor Spotlight: Creating an Environment Where Everyone Thrives with Alvaro Andres Pinzon Cortes

Whether you’re a professional working on up-leveling skills or a new student starting completely from square one, having a great support system in place can make a major difference in your success. And that’s exactly why Udacity mentors are a key part of our programs. 

Meet Alvaro Andres Pinzon Cortes, sales manager, software developer and entrepreneur. He founded his own company Medi, a health platform that helps independent health professionals to improve the organization and conduct of their consultations through new technologies.

Today, Alvaro is a Udacity mentor for three Nanodegree programs — Blockchain Developer, Cloud DevOps Engineer and Hybrid Cloud Engineer.

In this mentor spotlight, we talk to Alvaro about how he started at Udacity, how working at Udacity fits in with his personal career strategy, the skills he’s developed through mentorship and more. 



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Udacity Mentor Spotlight: Meet Elisa Romondia a Pioneer in Blockchain Development

Learning something new is a process that takes time, dedication, and support. And while independent study is imperative, having a trusted ally, a mentor, throughout your learning journey is equally as important. That’s why mentorship is an integral part of every Udacity Nanodegree program. 

Meet Elisa Romondia, a Data Scientist, Blockchain Developer, Udacity Mentor, and so much more. Elisa is on the Forbes list “60 Women-Led Startups That Are Shaking Up Tech Across The Globe” and co-founder of the open-source Devoleum project. She’s also received many awards like StarHer Awards‘17 and InspiringFifty, and prioritizes inspiring young girls to get involved in the STEM world.



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Mentors & Students – Charting their success path with Udacity’s School of Data Science

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Data science is one of the fastest emerging technologies globally. In fact, our School of Data Science is one of the most popular fields of study. The job market has also been showing signs of the immense demand for qualified data professionals over the last few years. Professionals in this field like Data Scientists, Data Analysts, and Data Engineers are also witnessing a demand. This has led to a need for more specialized learning. Our School of Data Science offers various specialized Nanodegree programs in some of these fields. 

It has always been our mission to help our students succeed and our mentors have played an important role in helping us make that happen. Learn more about Chrysanthi, a Udacity mentor from our School of Data Science who’s been able to chart out success for her mentee Manal.



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Mentor Story – Karan Thacker

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Here at Udacity, student success is of paramount importance to us and our network of mentors helps us to achieve this objective. So here’s to the mentors like Karan Thacker who have gone the extra-mile to support Udacity students.

In our last blog we talked about the inspiring story of Karan and his student Tae-Hee. Here’re some excerpts of our conversation with him.



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