“Because of my time at MIT, I had the training and the opportunity to work with the most intelligent people in my entire career,” says Amit Sinha, chief technology officer and president of research and development, employment, and customer services at Zscaler, a. cloud-based information security company. Also, my friends and colleagues think I’m smarter than I am! Playing on the sidelines, he and his wife, Deepali, appreciated their time in Cambridge so much that they decided to show their gratitude by establishing a presidential partnership for international graduates in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Human-driven change. “MIT is a magnet for intelligent, passionate, and driven people who refuse to accept the content,” says Amit. “MIT gives them the opportunity to connect with others who are curious and willing to solve difficult problems.” The duo knows the cost can be daunting, especially for students around the world. “We hope that our graduate partnerships will eliminate the financial crisis for deserving students around the world and allow them to achieve their academic and research dreams at MIT,” he said.
Pay up front. Amit says he could not have gone to MIT without the financial help he received. “In the future, I would like to see how young engineers supported by our partners are moving around the country and making a big difference,” he says. “Perhaps he will turn around and establish relationships for future generations.”