Salve Regina graduate to keynote STEM Talks RI event
Administration of justice graduate Darwin Salazar ’18 will be a featured speaker during TIMES2 Institute’s STEM Talks Rhode Island event on Tuesday, April 9.
Focused on increasing the participation of underrepresented youth in STEM education and careers, the invitation-only event will welcome 120 students from middle and high schools in Providence.
Currently a product security analyst at Johnson & Johnson, Salazar is pursuing a master’s degree in administration of justice and homeland security at Salve Regina. While an undergraduate, he was the founding president of the Cybersecurity Club, completed seven internships, attended Harvard Business School’s Summer Venture in Management Program and traveled to Tel Aviv, Israel for a five-week coding and entrepreneurship fellowship.
Salazar’s drive for success was shaped by his own experiences of growing up in socioeconomically challenging conditions in Providence’s South Side. “I noticed all the mistakes that the people around me had committed, and would tell myself that I should avoid that course of action,” he said in a 2017 interview. “This allowed me to not only learn from my mistakes but from others’ as well. My upbringing is why I work hard, why I mentor inner-city students, why I love giving back and why I remain humble.”
Located in Providence, TIMES2 Institute’s mission is to create educational opportunities that prepare learners of all ages for the 21st century global workforce. In addition to STEM Talks Rhode Island, TIMES2 Institute also offers professional development, workforce training and additional events.