Installation Engineer on the BART CBTC Project, Hitachi Rail
“As a college graduate, my impact has been encouraging the next generation to pursue a higher education and the importance of having a vision. Coming from Richmond, exposure to violence, drugs, and poverty is a story shared by many. My experience with 10,000 Degrees helped me become an ambassador for change who is empowered by success, as well as providing the opportunity to save my own life.
The (10,000 Degrees) scholarship gave me the financial freedom to focus solely on my academics without having to work, which led me to become more active in our engineering department and volunteer for the outreach programs. By being just one degree of change, we can ignite inspiration in anyone we encounter.”
Imani was selected as a 10,000 Degrees 2022 Alumni Changemaker Honoree. Watch her speech: