EDA Alumni Spotlight Sumaia Dahirow

Sumaia Dahirow is a graduate of Emerging Digital Academy’s ninth cohort, Iwatani. View photos of the Iwatani graduation ceremony here.

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What impact has EDA had on you?

Participating in EDA has had a positive impact on both my personal and professional growth. The program has helped me gain confidence and valuable skills, making me better prepared to pursue a career in tech.


What has been the biggest lesson you have learned?

I’ve learned that trying new things and stepping out of your comfort zone is important. It’s okay to take risks and invest in yourself because it can lead to exciting opportunities and growth.


What is your favorite memory from EDA?

One of the things I enjoyed most about EDA was the opportunity to work on projects with my classmates. It was a fun and educational experience to create web applications that we are proud of.


If you were to give advice to someone considering applying to EDA, what would you say?

If someone is considering applying to EDA, I would encourage them to take the leap and apply. However, it’s important to prepare beforehand by learning some basic skills on their own. This can help them make the most of their time at EDA and be better positioned for success.


What advice do you have for the next cohort?

I would advise the next cohort to believe in themselves, stay positive, and enjoy the journey. It can be challenging at times, but with persistence and a growth mindset, they can achieve their goals and make the most of their EDA experience.


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Interested in applying? Visit emergingacademy.org for more information and to apply! The deadline to apply for the upcoming cohort is June 24th, 2024.

Read last week’s EDA Alumni Spotlight here.



Avery Nelson