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NAB Leadership Foundation Announces 2021 Technology Ambassador Program Graduates
Washington, D.C. -- The NAB Leadership Foundation announced the 2021 Technology Ambassador Program (TAP) cohort’s graduation from the six-month education and training series. TAP provides training and education on the technological advancements that are growing the broadcast media industry. The list of graduates is available on NABFoundation.org.
During the program, Ambassadors earned Amazon AWS and SBE certifications and learned directly from experts on topics such as NextGen TV, voice demand and radio programming, cloud computing in broadcast and IP networking fundamentals. They also provided insight and participated in focus groups to help develop the next engineering and technology education programs.
“We are excited to present this year’s diverse class to the broadcasting industry,” says NAB Leadership Foundation president Michelle Duke. “We are confident that their great talents will continue to bring innovation and new ideas to our industry.”
Sponsors of this year’s program include Amazon AWS, Sinclair, TVNewsCheck and others.
The 2021 Technology Ambassador Program graduates are:
Rucha Athavale, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Asheeta Bothra, University of Virginia
Chase Browning, University of Virginia
Allison Burns, Appalachian State University
Mario Chapa, University of Texas – San Antonio
Maria Depasquale, George Washington University
Alma Duderija, Loyola University Chicago
Rebecca Hamilton, Bates Technical College
Roniecia Harris, Arizona State University
Krystal Holland, New York University
Selah Konur, Omega Studios School of Applied Recording Arts and Sciences
Joshua Li, University of California, Los Angeles
Maria Marmora, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Zachary Neace, Western Kentucky University
Wynter Pero, Omega Studios School of Applied Recording Arts and Sciences
Angelina Plaza, New Mexico State University
Jon Sanelli, Hofstra University
Andrew Saturnino, Union County College
James Shonubi, Morgan State University
Rachel Stapholz, Arizona State University
The next class of the Technology Ambassador Program will launch in October 2021, at NAB Show in Las Vegas. Those pursuing a degree or attending technical school focused on a related subject are encouraged to apply.
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