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New to the community? Introduce yourself here! [January 2021]

  • 2 January 2021
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Welcome to our community! 

This is a place for Coursera learners to connect with one another and help each other achieve their learning and life goals. 

We'd love to get to know you a bit better, so please reply to this post to introduce yourself! Here are a few ideas:

  • Where you're from or where you live now
  • What you're studying
  • Why you're studying
  • What your hobbies or interests are
  • What you’d like to get out of this community

Most of our community forums have their own introduction threads, so if you’re interested in a particular subject, be sure to check those out.

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Hi my name is Roberto Evora. I am from El Salvador and like some of you in this pandemic experience, I found me looking for a way to take time to learn, so I  got in touch with Coursera and it’s beeen a exciting way to know a lot of themes.  

I work as a realtor, and as far I ‘ve taken two courses in the musisc line. Now I am in the Egiptology course.


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My name is Othman Al-Hayed. I'm 19 years old. I'm from morocco. I am a student in the university's electrical and mechanical department. I live in one of the most beautiful cities in Morocco with my family. I am a man who is fond of science. I am trying to improve myself especially my English. I am a junior programmer and I am a boxer. I enjoy reading and traveling. I love helping others when they need me. I like to go out with my friends on the weekends to have fun and enjoy our time. Very friendly and I would like to make new friends.
So I hope to make new friends through this course.
With Regards.

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Hi my name is Anthony Burrell 

I was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin and moved to Hawaii when I was 6.  I've completed Coursera's Facebook social media marketing certificate.  If you have any questions on the program please let me know.  

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My name is Richmond from Ghana and am hlad to meet you all

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Hello! I am from Pakistan and I’ll soon be shifting to Perth, Western Australia for my undergrad at Curtin University. I am doing the ‘Facebook Social Media Marketing Professional Certificate’. I would like to kick start my professional career in this field at least till I graduate. My hobbies and interests are binge-watching my favorite shows hanging out with friends eating food and etc I also have a deep love for history and gaining knowledge in general. I hope to gain experience; make new connections


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Hello and Happy Holidays,

    My name is Don and I'm 44 years old. I am originally from upstate N.Y.. I didn't have good direction or peers most of my life and ended up quitting school. I went back and got my G.E.D.. years later I tried to go to college but found out that I am not eligible for financial aid because I did not sign for selective service. I had no idea what it even was. You have to do it between the ages of 18-24.  So I've spent most of my working years at dead end jobs and minimum wages. My main experience is hospitality, customer service and sales. I was working at a restaurant as a cook when the pandemic hit but everything shut down. I am now 44 years old, I live in California and it's expensive here. I have children and a disabled fiance. I have barely enough money to even pay rent. But I know I have to do something. I am a hard worker and want better. If anyone can point me towards facts to show proof of something like this being a good thing for the future or if anyone has any resources that can aid me in this path I'm wanting to take. I have no IT experience but I'm a fast learner and need a career to lead me and my family to financial security.

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My name is Adriana Palis and I’m from Venezuela. I am a Systems Engineer and have been working in IT for the last 15 years. I just completed the IBM Data Analyst Professional Certificate here on Coursera, I’m looking to make a career change into that field.

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I’m Joseph Delorino from Philippines. I am a fresh graduate looking for a job, I love computers, and I believe studying data science will give me more skills and experience for my job employment.



My name is Md. Rasel Ahammed. I am from Bangladesh. Studying in English Literature at National University of Bangladesh. I am freelance Digital Marketing Specialist at fiverr and I am working since 2017. I have competed 2 specialization “Google IT support” and “Facebook Social Media Marketing Professional”  I want to learn more and more for developing my career and batter opportunity. You can find me on Facebook 

Please meet me.

Thank You!


Hello Everyone,

First, a happy new year!!! 

I am Antonio Miranda, borned in Brazil but living at Prague, CZ.  

Chemical/petroleum engineer with a strong background in energy and in upstream sector. Excellent project management and data science skills.

Self-learner, a curious mind and data-driven professional. Perfect balance on Business, Leadership and Technical knowledge which empowers me to dive into problems and delivery reliable and sustainable solutions.

Leadership and how to help others to succeed, Knowledge sharing, Technology, Data Science, Machine learning, Artificial intelligence, Energy efficiency, Drilling efficience, Clean energy, Mindfulness. You gonna always catch my attention here. 

Coursera has an excellent collection of Data Science training and certifications and I am taking the maximum of it. Would love to share learnings and experiences and get to develop ideas/projects with you. 

Lets strengh our network and skills together.


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Hi, I’m Ana

I am 24 years old.  I live in Mexico, I am studying my masters degree on systemic therapy, I am a clinical psychologist. I love to read, be with my family, bake, write, and spending time with my dog. I love Disney movies and hot chocolate and to be honest, I’m actually kind of shy, I mean I wasn’t before, but now that I’ve basically been alone for months due to the coronavirus, I think I lost all of the social abilities I used to have.  I’ve been feeling sad, lost, and I feel like I’m losing my mind. I enrolled on a course, I’m on my masters degree, and I am trying to move on with my Life but it has been very hard for me, and I guess I need friends. I realize all of you are busy and accomplished people, but if you ever feel like talking, you can send me a message anytime, specially if you are feeling anxious or depressed, I am a psychologist after all, and I hope I can help. You can send me a message through here, or on instagram. @anamarcelaalbores . I could really use some friends :blue_heart:



 Hi everyone, I’m Hadi from Syria , 23 YO

Living in KSA

BBA student graduation year

I like playing the piano(not a professional player yet)  

My English level is B1 my goal is to rich it to C1 level, I wish I can do that



Hi everyone!

My name is Ella and I am a current private learning instructor, as well as a graduate student at Georgia Southern University. The program I am currently in is what I like to call an M.Ed version of data science because the main focus is learning, evaluation, research, and assessment - with a lot of statistics mixed in. Since my program is online, I am currently living in Charlotte, NC and working as a “pod” learning instructor. When not studying or working, I love to travel (circumstances permitting) and am an avid athlete. I played rugby while in college and am still actively involved with the local club:)

While the majority of my career experience has been in Education and Public Relations, though my interests in statistics and data, I have decided to enter the field of data science. I recently completed the IBM Data Science course as a way to get started in the field, without having a computer science background. I loved learning though Coursera and plan to take additional courses. 

From this community, I would love to connect with peers entering a career in data science, with no background in computer science or a related field. I am very interested to see what others are doing to get jobs in the field and what has helped/not helped to get those jobs. My goal is to work remotely, so if anyone also has advice about that, I would love to connect!

I look forward to connecting!

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Hello friends, I’m Paola Giardina (she/her), from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’m 47 years old. I am a professional English-Spanish Translator (Certified) and Copyeditor/Proofreader, and at present I am studying online (second year of 4-year course) to become a Literature Professor.

I have been working for many years as English and Spanish teacher, and I also work as a full-time freelance translator and proofreader for national and international companies and customers. I would like to work as a Professor soon, preferably at high-school and University level. I’m looking for translation, writing-editing, literature and language specialization courses here. I hope to get the most of this community, and also to give my little contribution.

Thanks a lot for the opportunity to introduce myself, and feel free to get in contact should you need my help.




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@Paola Giardina Very good , Nice to meet you, 🤗


Hi All!

I’m Sergey from Kiev, Ukraine.

I’ve been working as a Senior Automation QA Engineer for 8 years now and decided to change my career towards Data Science / Cloud Engineering / Automation. 

I’ve joined Coursera Plus program recently and currently studying IT automation from Google, algorithms and discrete math, ML for finance and trading, astronomy. Plan to enroll in more Deep Learning and Cloud courses later.

My interests are pretty much the same - AI, deep learning, automation, trading, astronomy, digital marketing.

Would be happy to connect and network with you guys.

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It’s another great online community forum to meet new people. Nice to meet you! 

I come from Singapore. I am currently an undergraduate student in National University of Singapore, majoring in mechanical engineering.

I have some deep interests in areas like the Artificial Intelligence, 3D printing, Quantum computing, nanotechnology and a few more. I feel honored to utilize the golden opportunity during my free time to take courses in Coursera to explore new area of interests, which are currently not taught in my school, as well as to pick up some valuable new skills which I think would be highly useful to my future career. 


Hobbies: Chess and Calligraphy







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Hi, my name is Brittny and I currently reside in South Carolina. I am an Assistant Director for an EBO that assists hospitals with their A/R insurance collection efforts. I have been employed with this company for almost 11 years and I really enjoy what I do.  I am really interested in AI and we can utilize it in some our standard processes. I look forward to connecting and networking with others within this community. 


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My name is Jefferson La Rosa and I'm From Venezuela. I'm new in AI Field and in this community too.

I'm glad to be here and I hope to meet new people and study together. 


Hello people! 


This is Nihal from Turkey. I’m translator and interpreter in Turkish, English and French. And, I’m new in this community. After being a TED Translator more than 3 years, I started to look for an another community that I can help and one of my closest friends suggested me Coursera. She mentioned that I can help to community and I can take courses. So, that’s why I’m here. I hope I can share my knowledge with this community and learn new things. 


I’m interested in languages, science-fiction, music, astronomy, legal issues, Al and lots of books :) 


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Hello I am from Brazil and I am currently studying Computer Science and here at Coursera I am taking an introductory course in data science in python because it is an area that I found very interesting and promising, my hobbies are listening to music and occasionally reading. I would like to meet new people and share knowledge


Hi I’m Ipeleng Rakgotla from South Africa in the North West Pronince. I recently completed my studies in Geography-Coumputer Science at the North West University. I joined Cousera to get more knowledge on Computer Science and Information Technology and learn other languages too. I love reading novels, political and psychology books and watch series is my fav of all times 😂😂 and not forgetting gym🏋🏽‍♀️ . I look forward to working with you all.



I’am Ginwan, from Sudan.

I’ve Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, I join to Coursera to get more knowledge on data science big data. 


Hi everyone! My name  is Ming-Han. Greetings from Taipei, Taiwan. 


I currently study in undergraduate program of EDUCATION at National Chengchi University, NCCU.

I also work at Brain and Learning Lab to gain more knowledge about Neuroscience from educational perspective.

The reason why I study education is that I saw some crises in Taiwan’s educational system, and I hope to learn to deal with it.

Also, experiences from overseas can be vital to improve our education, and that’s why I join Coursera Community to listen and exchange ideas with you guys! :grinning:

My gmail is : [Email address removed by moderator to protect privacy; please use private messages to share contact information] , welcome to message me if you get any question about education, NCCU or Taiwan.

Looking forward to have conversation with you and wish you a pleasant journey in learning.

Good luck!

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Hi, new on here and just saying hello. Particularly interested in reviewing courses on literature, philosophy, humanities and arts