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Paul Reiners Chaska, MN | Age 55 My edX story started back in 1979. It was my senior year of high school. I took the ACT and scored 36 in Math and 35 Composite. However, for complicated reasons, I underperformed at school and didn’t apply to any good colleges, much less any excellent colleges. I’ve always regretted the fact that I did not go to...

Read More about Paul Reiners: Furthering His Education with HarvardX

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St. Louis, MO, USA | Age 28 I am 28 years old and hold a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. When I was laid off from my job at a bookstore, I was looking for a new direction in life. I first learned about LaunchCode via Reddit, and heard about the edX CS50x course from family members who saw...

Read More about Samuel Hatfield

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA  |  Age 30 After completing two tours in the Army, I enrolled in the music business program at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. I love music, so my initial goal was to parlay this into a career as a sound engineer/sound mixer. About mid-way through the program I took a course on commerce, which introduced me to the idea of...

Read More about Shawn Jones

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Torino, Italy  |  Age 26 I joined edX two years ago while I was finishing my Master’s Degree in Italy. My studies had a strong interdisciplinary character, so I ended up not feeling like an expert in anything particular. Because of this, I took my first edX course. HarvardX Human Health and Global Environmental Change gave me both inspiration and a direction. A few weeks later I...

Read More about Ilaria Meggetto

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Bulgaria | Age 20 I am currently attending university in Bulgaria and I am in my second year. I am studying “Counteracting Crime and Maintaining Public Order” in the Academy of the Ministry of Interior. Truth be told, I find the courses in the Police Academy extremely boring. I love science and Physics is what I love to do in my free time. When I...

Read More about Alexander Yosifov

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Age 27 Saint Louis, MO, USA I graduated from college in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. For four years after school, I spent my time making art and paying the bills by working service jobs. Somewhere along the way I decided I wanted to learn computer programming, but I couldn’t figure out where to begin. Then, along came LaunchCode, and edX’s awesome free...

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