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Anthony R. '09

Hi! I'm Anthony, and I studied Urban Planning at MIT. Computers have been a big part of my life since I was very small, but I also enjoy a strong interest in transportation. In fact, I pursued a degree program to explore just that! I received my bachelor's and master's degrees from MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and am now a marketing technology director for a national railroad.

I've explored several continents aboard passenger trains, and had the awesome opportunity to work in the rail industry as a software developer while I was still in high school. After I graduated, I took a couple of years off, heard about the Institute from a co-worker, applied early, got in, and before I knew it I was on a plane to Boston with a bunch of my stuff!

I lived in the East Campus dorm for two years, then ended up moving off campus to share a house with some friends, and finally moved back on campus to the Ashdown graduate dorm while I did my master's. All things considered, it was the greatest challenge of my life, but a thoroughly rewarding one: I learned and saw things I never thought possible. It seems like every step of the way was clearly marked as long as I continued to follow my heart and believe. I invite you to do the same here at MIT. :-)