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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Robert Mickens

Volunteer Advice: Be flexible on your education and remain open to learning

What is your day job? How did you get started in your field?
I work with companies of all sizes to help build out their technology roadmap. I started in IT over 15 years ago deploying technology networks after graduating college.

What kind of education, certifications, training were required to get where you are now?
Technology and Business degrees have helped me progress in my career working with stakeholders from all areas of the business.

How did you hear about Persevere? What attracted you to the cause and this organization in particular?
Through a colleague. I felt called to those role to help those seeking a career in technology for which I have a passion.

In your opinion, what is the most important work that this organization does?
Providing the willing work opportunities that may have been otherwise highly improbable

Do you have an anecdote about this cause/organization that really moved you?
Getting feedback from the students in the class that I have participated in give me joy.

What other hobbies and interests do you have?

If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Brazil has always been on my bucket list.

Do you have any advice you would like to give to the developers as they start into their careers?
Be flexible on your education and remain open to learning

  • Callie Unruh

    AZ Program Manager + Communications Coordinator | Callie is passionate about social justice, and the intersection of holistic solutions to systemic issues of poverty and works to create a society where everyone can thrive. She received her bachelors in Journalism and Masters in Non-Profit Management. Callie is ready to change the world through project management, community engagement, good stories and a good spreadsheet. On the personal side Callie grew up in Oregon and misses the rain. She loves coffee, community and creating a life of impact from the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. But most days you will find her cooking, gardening and chasing after two crazy boys.

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