Project Management Professional (PMP)® Student Profiles:

Student Profile: Mohammad Abu Nasar, PMI-ACP

Mohammad Abu NasarI am an IT professional with over 14 years of experience. I live in India, am married and have an 8-year-old daughter. My wife is a homemaker. I am spiritually inclined and like to pray. I thank my parents for these values. I like reading books and solving problems with my teams. I started my career with C++ programming and subsequently moved to Project management and Service Delivery roles. Currently, I am working as a Lean consultant in my organisation. I am fascinated by Lean and Agile mindset and am a student of team collaboration techniques. I have completed both Project Management Professional (PMP)® and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®PMI-ACP® certifications.

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Student Profile: Syed Wasif, PMP

syed1I am a happy father of two daughters and a son. I am also a CMA with a strong finance background and project management experience. If I look back, all my career I have been involved in projects. This looks a bit strange but that's the way I have crafted my career and it is true. How I did it, its very easy, invariably every organization has issues; issued related to processes, productivity, reporting etc. What I have done all my life I have picked-up issues and have resolved them.

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Student Profile: Sowmya Maya, PMP

SM PIC 22I am Sowmya Maya, working as a Project Manager in the field of Transportation Engineering in the government sector. I have been managing various capital transportation infrastructure projects for the past 10 years and started my career as a Traffic Engineer. I obtained my Master's Degree in Transportation from the University of California at Berkeley and Bachelors Degree from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. Since I got into the Project Management part of my career, it has been my goal to get the PMP® certification. PM Prepcast was very helpful and made it easy for me to achieve my goal.

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Student Profile: Rob Budach, PMP

RobMy name is Rob Budach. I'm a Finance Director for Arizona State University. I previously held a role as a technology team director responsible for supervising developers, database management, and designing a web experience for our customers.  Today my work revolves around managing a $150M Operating Budget and the management of portfolio of over $500M of real estate assets.

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Student Profile: Kevin Pannell, PMP

KPannellLII am a married father of three human boys and a male Border Collie named "Hoss". About one year ago I transitioned from the emergency management and public safety fields to the private sector and now work as an IT Project Manager at an academic medical center in Richmond, Virginia. I’ve been practicing my core skills of helping teams develop S.M.A.R.T. objectives, creating multi-disciplinary teams and organizations, coordinating and sharing resources and connecting each of these efforts with effective communications for over a decade.

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Student Profile: Sumit Chopra, PMP

 DEI81722My name is Sumit Chopra, I was born, raised and studied in India but migrated to Australia 11 years ago and have been working in the Australian Oil and Gas sector for most of those 11 years. My original qualification was Mechanical Engineering with a Post Graduation Diploma in Advanced Computing from CDAC-ACTS India. After my studies, I started my working career with the Indian Ministry of Defence, in their Engineering and Project Management department and after three and a half years had the opportunity to move to Australia as a skilled migrant.

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Student Profile: Ronald Davis, PMP

Ron Davis PhotoI’m an engineering consultant professional from the power industry with a work history involving projects located in both the US and Asia. I’ve recently decided to return to the US for good and, a couple of weeks ago, accepted a position in southern California that aligns well with my career interests. Most of the project management positions I applied for while pursuing new opportunities either required or strongly preferred candidates with PMP® credentials. As I pursued these new opportunities, I certainly felt that I had a leg up on numerous other job candidates with my recently obtained PMP certification.

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Student Profile: Nathan Boling, PMP

Nathan Boling1I am a military officer with over 9 years on active duty. Currently, I am in graduate school and took a project management course and opted to pursue PMP® certification after completing the course. A mission in the military really can be considered as a project and I wanted to pursue the gold standard in project management certification. Sometime after I retire, I am interested in transitioning into a civilian role in project management.

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Student Profile: Satishkumar Ganesan, PMP

satishI am Satish, working in the software industry for the past 15 years. I started as a .NET developer and moved to different roles before settling for Project Manager. I have managed projects from India(offshore) and USA(onsite). Having done the job at both locations pose a great advantage since I am able to think the terms from every end. PMP® was my dream from the beginning of my career. Achieving it through PM PrepCast was easier than I expected. Thanks to Cornelius's enthusiastic voice that keeps ringing in my ears even after I am done with PMP.

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Student Profile: Jessica Jones, PMP

jes22I moved to the United States from Great Britain in 2010. Since then I have worked in industries as diverse as hospitality, non-profit and finance. I have been focusing on IT project management for the last four years and currently, work as an information systems PM for an insurance agency. I realized project management was for me when I noticed how many projects I was organizing outside of my day job! I have helped to organize fundraisers and weekend-long events for over 200 people, not to mention several cross-country and international moves as a military spouse. Project management is one of those great skills that has applications in almost any situation.

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Student Profile: Andrew Jeffrey, PMP

MYPIC2My name is Andrew Jeffrey and I currently work with the Guyana Government as a Consultant - support engineer. I also freelance as a structural engineer. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering in 2004, my Master's degree in Project Management in 2014 from the University of the West Indies (Trinidad) and I completed my Master's degree in Structural and Foundation Engineering from Heriot-Watt University (Scotland, UK) in 2018 - just one month before starting my 2.5 months study journey for the PMP® exam.

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Student Profile: Heidy Laboy, PMP

laboyI am a Project Manager to a federal contractor for the US Government but before that, I worked for the federal government directly. I have over 10 years of experience with IT project management from new software installs and upgrades to software development. The A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) provides project managers with a reference to help focus their project management efforts in a more efficient and successful manner. As my mentor told me, "Hope is not a project plan!"

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Student Profile: Saloni Nigam, PMP

SaloniI am currently working as UX Program Manager for an Enterprise collaboration platform. I have more than 10 years of Product & Program Management experience in E-commerce, Retail, and SaaS (Software as a service) products. I have studied business management and I live in Bangalore, India. A major part of my work involves cross-functional collaboration, process optimization, managing team performance, and end-to-end implementation of projects.

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Student Profile: Rich Hurley, PMP

richphhotoI'm a Sr. Project manager for a Microsoft Dynamics Partner, managing NAV ERP implementations. I have worked for years as a project manager but realized the PMP was an important credential to further my career in this field. Prior to switching to project management, I worked as a developer in the same environments. I look forward to furthering my career in the project management filed and am currently studying for the PMI-ACP.

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Student Profile: Steve Richards, PMP

fullsizeoutput 134fMy name is Steve Richards. I’m originally from Detroit, Michigan but I’ve lived in Southern California for over 35 years. I have an undergraduate degree in Business, an Executive MBA, and now I’m PMP certified! I started my career as a software developer, transitioned to management, then professional consulting with Ernst & Young, then into industry as VP of Professional Services, and then ultimately, I started my own Project Management Services consulting firm. So, I’ve been in this field for over 30 years.

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Student Profile: Tonyia Pritchard, PMP

TonyiaI am an IT professional with over 19 years of IT experience in the field. The last 8 years I have been in management, particularly in Project Management. I am a Certification Addict. When I am not studying for a certification, I love spending my time either on the soccer field or softball field...my two passions are watching my girls play.

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Student Profile: Tiya Mitchell, PMP, CPHIMS, PCHM CCE

Tiya MitchellI'm a Health IT Project Manager and have been working in the Healthcare IT field for over 20 years. The majority of my experience is in medical software and consulting. In those roles, I have worked in Implementations/Project Management, Training and Consulting. I have been performing the project management functions for years and managed several departments, including a Consulting department and a Training department. Project Management was very important is getting the departments initiated and running.

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Student Profile: Cindy Thai, PMP

cindyI am a Production Supervisor for one of the top growing advertising agencies in Canada.  Over the last 6 years, I’ve developed a portfolio specifically in Large Format Digital promotions, HTML coding and Direct Mail marketing campaigns on both vendor and client side. An avid runner, hiker, snowboarder, diver and competitive volleyball player.

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Student Profile: Francis Kuma, PMP

FrancisKumaPMPI'm a reliability engineer for the leading confectionery manufacturer in the world with two kids (a 7-month son and a 2-year-old daughter). I work about 12 hours a day and babysit (be a dad) for the remainder.

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