Debora Black earned her graduate degree in public administration while working the streets as a patrol officer and SWAT team member. Her degree helped propel her career from sergeant to lieutenant to commander to assistant police chief.
Justin Shaw earned an astounding six undergrad and graduate degrees at ASU, pursuing his passions in both science and music. Shaw now works as a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Zofia Wosinska developed an educational high-end fashion product out of personal experience and research on cancer. She combined her passions – science and psychology – which evolved while earning her PhD.
Ed Gorman used his MBA and passion for numbers and technology to lead several multi-million-dollar real estate development projects, including sustainable Net Zero Energy homes with striking designs and forward-thinking technology.
Palden Choying spent his childhood as a nomadic shepherd. Becoming a top student in his native Tibet and discovery by an ASU professor led to a doctorate and a promising future in conservation biology.