A former garbage truck driver graduates from Harvard Law School

A former garbage truck driver graduates from Harvard Law School

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A few days ago, 27-year-old Rehan Staton, a garbage truck driver from Maryland, officially received his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard.

Film director Tyler Perry paid for his university education after Staton applied to Harvard, attracting the media's attention.

According to an interview with Staton, he and his brother were raised by a single father who had to work three jobs just to make ends meet. The family's terrible financial circumstances forced Stayton to take a job at a waste management company in Bladensburg. Before then, he dreamt of a professional sports career. Unfortunately, after suffering a serious shoulder injury, achieving his dream, and studying at the University of Maryland now seemed entirely impossible for him.

Apart from graduating from Harvard, Staton has raised over $70,000 in donations through his new organisation, “The Reciprocity Effect”, which helps service and education workers. Staton also founded his own law firm in New York, which involves more than 730 students from Harvard Law School. Now his story, in the spirit of some of the best Hollywood films, inspires his former garbage workers and students worldwide!

Mila Smart Semeshkina and Lectera make it to the finals of the international EdTech Awards 2024

This year, there were over 60 nominations at The EdTech Awards | Future Focused For the Win. The online educational platform Lectera, led by its founder and CEO, Mila Smart Semeshkina, is among the winners.

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Mila Smart Semeshkina in the 100 Most Influential People in Dubai list

Mila Smart Semeshkina, CEO of the Lectera platform, was for the second time in a row included in Arabian Business’s 100 Most Influential People in Dubai ranking.

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According to Forbes columnist Mila Smart Semeshkina, "Startup success is a product of courage and foresight."

The founder and CEO of the Lectera platform, Mila Smart Semeshkina, told in her new article for the Forbes op-ed how to guarantee your startup a successful launch and a stable position in the market.

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Mila Smart Semeshkina receives the CEO of the Year at CEO Middle East Awards 2023!

On December 13, the annual Arabian Business’s CEO Middle East Awards ceremony was held in Dubai (UAE).

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Mila Smart Semeshkina Leads Inspiring Workshop on Personal Branding at UN Women Entrepreneurship Expo

Mila Semeshkina, CEO of Lectera and founder of the WE Convention, recently spearheaded a hands-on workshop on personal branding at the Women's Entrepreneurship Expo 2023.

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Mila Smart Semeshkina's article for Forbes: how business can make education accessible

In the 21st century, quality education is no longer a luxury; it should be a right. Everyone in the world, regardless of location, residence, gender, or financial status, should have the opportunity to obtain essential skills and knowledge to develop a career and realise one’s potential.

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Mila Smart Semeshkina is in the top 20 most inspiring female leaders in the Middle East

The Italian women's magazine Grazia has published an article about businesswomen in the Arab world.

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Mila Smart Semeshkina for Forbes: "Stories of accomplished female leaders can serve as beacons"

Mila Smart Semeshkina has published an author's column in Forbes.

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