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For AWE scholarship awardee, studying at MIT was a dream – and then it happened

Elizabeth Raman Grubbs knew supply chain was the right field for her. Her role as a transportation logistics analyst at The Home Depot – like her internship at Lockheed Martin before that – gave her the opportunity to learn how important supply chain is to an organization. Now she’s taking her career further as the first recipient of the AWESOME/MIT Advancing Women through Education (AWE) Fellowship and has written about that experience in a new blog.

She writes, “Attending MIT became a dream” and that she was “inspired by the culture of MIT learning.” Elizabeth’s blog is part of a “My Journey to MIT” series and describes experiences along the way — as an undergrad at Georgia Tech promoting supply chain as a course of study to other students, being on a team at The Home Depot mobilizing deliveries to hurricane-stricken areas, and volunteering in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program — that make this unique young woman who she is.

MIT is currently accepting applications to the master’s program and for the AWE Fellowship. Three finalists will be chosen and a committee of AWESOME leaders will select the awardee. Applications are due no later than January 1, 2020, and the awardee will be announced in late January. AWESOME leaders can learn more here and are encouraged to direct someone with high potential to request more information here.

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