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Amber Sodikov

Amber Sodikov

Arduino Boards Instructor

Amber is a graduate of University of North Texas with a degree in Electrical Engineering. She works as an Engineer for USAA.

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Andy Truong

Andy Truong

Camp Counselor

Andy is a current BS-ITS Student and member of the ITS Leadership Council.

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Bryan McAninch

Bryan McAninch

Cybersecurity Instructor

Bryan McAninch is the founder of Prevade Cybersecurity and member of several cybersecurity organizations.

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Dawn Owens

Dawn Owens

Information Technology and Systems Professor and Program Director

Dawn received her Ph.D. in Information Technology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She has worked in the professional environment with industry experience encompassing both technical and management expertise.

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Monica Brussolo

Dr. Monica Brussolo

Supply Chain Instructor

Monica E. Brussolo is Senior Lecturer at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UTD and Faculty Advisor of the UTD Informs Student Chapter.  She obtained her Ph.D. and Master’s degree from The University of Texas at Dallas, as well as an MBA from Texas A&M International University.

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Faiza Zaman

Faiza Zaman

Camp Counselor

Faiza is a First Year Leader and Academic Success Coach at UTD. She is an Information Technology and Systems major and has her Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

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Gaurav Shekhar

Gaurav Shekhar

Professional Communication Speaker

Gaurav is a senior lecturer in the IS area and the Program Manager for the Masters in Information Technology and Management program at UT Dallas.

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Nikunj Vashi

Nikunj Vashi

Data Analytics Instructor

Nikunj is a graduate of the BS Information Technology and Systems Program and is currently completing his Masters in Information Technology and Management. He is employed with Texas Capital Bank.

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Viren Bhosale

Viren Bhosale

Web Development Instructor

Viren is an Electrical Engineering major and Officer in the Orators at UTD organization. He is also the new Webmaster for District 50 Toastmasters.

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