Below are some of the past OMG students and where they are now.


Anastasiia Makhniaieva

Anastasiia Makhniaieva

Student in OMG 2016/2017
Major: Computer Engineering at UC San Diego - Expected graduation 2021
Internships: Stanford Linear Accelerator, Summer 2017; UC Berkeley Transfer to Excellence - EECS Department, Summer 2018; Lam Research, Summer 2019
Currently working on research in Surgical Robotic System Tracking within MRI Scanner in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Lab as UCSD.
Quote: "Ohlone Math Gateway was the best thing that has happened to me in college and I cannot be more grateful for such an opportunity. I believe that OMG is a program that really motivated me to keep going in the Engineering field to pursue my degree as well as inspired me to become more active in a leadership and support females in the STEM field."


Farhan Khan

Farhan Khan

Student in OMG 2015/2016
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Currently studying at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo planning to graduate in 2021.
Internships: Applied Materials, Summer 2018 and Northrop Grumman, Summer 2020
Quote: "Through OMG I found direction in college, I discovered new interests that turned into passions, I met people who became lifelong close friends, and I broke down the barriers in my mind that told me 'You can't do it.' My future would be completely different if it weren't for OMG, it was honestly life changing."


Scott Hall

Scott Hall

Student in OMG 2015/2016
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Currently studying at UC San Diego
Internships: NASA, Summer 2016 and 2019, Tesla 2020
Quote: "OMG provided me with the opportunity to pursue something I never thought I was capable of doing. All I ever wanted to do in life was launch rockets, but when I started college I had no idea how I was going to do that. With guidance from some incredible professors and mentors in the program I was able to find the right path, and passion for success. Three years later, I've found myself turning wrenches in the Mojave desert on one of the coolest rockets ever! OMG was the best thing that ever happened to my education, by far."


Akshatha Muralidhar

Akshatha Muralidhar

Student in OMG 2015/2016
Major: Data Science
Graduated from UC Berkeley, 2020
Internships: Cyber Defenders Program, Summer 2017; Silicon Valley Bank, Summer 2018
Quote: “I think OMG is one of the best things that has happened to me in college! I came into OMG, just with the objective of finishing off my prerequisite courses at a faster pace. But little did I know that joining the program was going to domino-effect into 2 internships, and a job on campus after transferring to UC Berkeley! Now that I have graduated from Berkeley, I'm aiming for a career in Data Science/Data Analytics and plan to get a Master's Degree. I must say, the first internship that I got through OMG had a significant influence on my decision to choose this career path! Lastly, I realized that this program made me like Math and Science more than I ever did in my entire academic career! This is because of the amazing teachers who teach the program and the fun, supportive and understanding learning environment. Although the program is very fast paced, I would highly recommend this program to anyone who's thinking about pursuing a career in STEM. It was one of the highlights of my time at Ohlone for sure!”


Scott Hall

Noor Radi

Student in OMG 2018/2019
Major: Industrial Engineering
Currently enrolled at San Jose State University and plan on graduating the spring of 2022.
Internships: Tesla Motors - Quality Engineers - Summer 2020
Quote: "My participation in the Ohlone Math Gateway Program has really shaped me into the person I am today. This program not only provided with the opportunity to finish my courses quicker, but I was provided with a community that truly sticks with you so we can all grow together. One of the things that I value most from this program is the professors' emphasis on problem solving methodology. This technique was applied in the math and engineering courses of the program and really set me up for success in the workplace by empowering me to efficiently solve problems, and evaluate different situations, and devise solutions. Everyone can crunch numbers, but when you learn how to approach a problem and its significance, the bigger picture reveals itself."


Shadi Elaridi

Shadi Elaridi

Student in OMG 2018/2019
Major: Astrophysics and Mechanical Engineering
Transferred to Stanford University, Fall 2020
Internships/Experiences: NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020; Stanford Linear Accelerator, Summer 2019. 
Quote: "If you think STEM is for you, OMG is definitely for you. More than a program, OMG is a community built around support, motivation, and opportunities that can only push you forward. I could not be more content with my experience at Ohlone and OMG is the reason behind that." 
And be sure to check out this great article about Shadi on the NSF Includes Blog