Jonathan Aguirre is a Ph.D. Candidate in Spanish and Portuguese. He also participated in three GradFUTURES learning cohorts: American Higher Ed, Ethics of AI, and Tell Me More: Humanizing Your Research.
"I have been fortunate to be part of two GradFutures Learning Cohorts, “American Higher Education” (2018-2019) and “Ethics of Artificial Intelligence” (2019-2020). They both had incredible impact on my intellectual and professional growth.
I've been most appreciative of the stimulating conversations that have motivated me to pursue research topics I would have never otherwise considered.
The Learning Cohorts also helped me better understand some of the complex questions in Higher Education and the tech industry by providing me the opportunity to be in conversation with industry leaders. In the “American Higher Ed” Learning Cohort, for example, I had the opportunity to visit a community college and speak to faculty, administrators, and the President of the college about the institutional challenges of the community college system."