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Students named as Amazon Robotics fellows

Data science graduate students to participate in inaugural program

Two incoming students from Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are among the inaugural cohort for the Amazon Robotics Day One Fellowship.

On the left, Christopher Croft is wearing a beige suit, red tie, and is standing in front of a green background. On the right, Ivonne Martinez poses in front of a building in a yellow graduation stole.

The program was created to help students from historically underrepresented backgrounds to pursue masters’ degrees at Harvard University, MIT, and Stanford University.

A graduate of University of Pennsylsvania, Christopher Croft will be pursuing a master of science in data science. After receiving his bachelor of arts degree, Croft interned at Independence Blue Cross’ mobile applications division, which he later converted into a full-time role as a mobile app and web developer. He then worked as a software engineering at Krozak Information Technologies and returned to school for a second bachelor’s degree in computer science at the University of Maryland.

Ivonne Martinez is also pursuing a master of science degree in data science. A graduate of University of Texas (UT), she has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a certificate in programming. Martinez worked as a data science research intern at the University of Colorado Boulder, as well as a research and development intern at Trend Micro. She also spent time at UT pursuing research on autoencoders and serving as a student ambassador for the UT Austin Inventors Program.

Croft and Martinez are among six graduate students receiving fully-funded fellowships in robotics, engineering, computer science, and related fields with Amazon Robotics. Along with their studies, fellowship recipients will also have the opportunity to participate in Amazon Robotics’ internship program.

Read more about the rest of the cohort and the Amazon Robotics Day One Fellowship.