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July 17, 2014 40 Under Forty 2014

Keshia Ashe

Age: 28

Title at work/what I do: Co-founder and CEO of ManyMentors, a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) mentoring organization. ManyMentors focuses on providing underrepresented students with inspiring, encouraging, and supporting mentors and role models through mobile, online, and onsite mentoring. I am also a Ph.D. candidate in chemical engineering at the University of Connecticut within the Institute for Regenerative Engineering.

Town where I work: Hartford

Town where I live: Newington

College I attended: University of Virginia (undergrad); current Ph.D. student at University of Connecticut

My passion, hobby or special talent: I am passionate about youth engagement and development, particularly within the science, technology, engineering, and math fields!

Twitter handle: @manymentors_org (no personal account)

No. of LinkedIn connections: 500+

Favorite place to network: Happy Hour

Favorite drink at a networking event: Prosecco

How do I create connections in my professional life?

Many of the most valuable connections I've made happen when I can find value in helping someone else. I gain immensely by being able to help someone with my insight, expertise, or connections.

What's been my biggest challenge professionally?

My biggest challenge professionally is keeping in contact with all the amazing people I have the opportunity to meet!

What is the best advice I received?

As long as you pursue your passions, you will always be successful.

What do I want my legacy to be?

I want to inspire people to make positive changes in the world around them and be active members of our global society.

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