Aimee Reyes

Certifications: AWS Certified CloudPractitioner, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS CompTIA Cloud Essentials

Current Position: Security Engineer Intern at Amazon AWS and Software Engineer Intern at Intel

To begin again, I bet on myself. Five months and four IT certifications later, MDC cloud program mentors reinforced that #IamRemarkable, via holistic leadership development. It made me fearless in future career moves. The challenge coin I had just earned for ranking exceptionally at my first cybersecurity Capture the Flag (CTF) couldn't do that. Then, the college linked me to AWS Career Support; both continue to nurture my love of typing "terraform destroy". I have flourished, resilient like the cloud infrastructure I now build at scale. Next, representing in DevSecOps and Cloud Security. 


Alicia Bain

Certifications: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Solutions Architect

Current Position: Solutions Architect Intern at Amazon AWS

MDC’s Enterprise Cloud Computing program was all I needed for a career change. Countless opportunities were presented to me from scholarships to internships. My journey in the program felt complete. All I needed to know, I was taught, and all the assistance I needed was provided to me.


Ariel Sardinas

Certifications: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Solutions Architect

Current Position: Media and Entertainment Segment at Amazon Web Services, Global Accounts

About two years ago, it was clear to me the future of Broadcasting would be in the Cloud and that traditional workflows would eventually migrate from primarily on-prem to hybrid environment and in the future “all-in” in the Cloud. I’ve always had an appetite to learn and be curious and a strong intuition when it comes to changes and industry transformation. I decided that to remain relevant in Media and Entertainment after more than 25 years of executive and professional sales experience, I had to not only recalibrate, but immerse myself in learning about the Cloud and particularly AWS who is the clear leader in Cloud Services. I began to research different programs and concluded that MDC had the best overall program offering. MDC partnership with AWS was a fundamental piece in my decision process. Before pursuing any opportunities with AWS, I strongly believed it was imperative to strengthen my knowledgebase.


Christopher Luces

Certifications: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS CompTIA Cloud Essentials

Current Position: Systems Administrator at Icemasters Inc.

The cloud program challenged me to prove my worth with classes in AWS Cloud, Linux, and Databases. The certifications I achieved in AWS and CompTIA enabled me to transition to a role at Icemasters Inc. directly aligned with these skills. Beginning the program truly did kick-start my long time aspirations for higher education. Since completing the cloud program, I have been accepted to the B.S. in Cybersecurity at MDC. I am excited about my new qualifications and the opportunities now available to me thanks to MDC and DECCI.


Decoda Williams

Certifications: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Current Position: Technical Solutions Intern at Belle Fleur Technologies

MDC has provided me with the opportunity to be a part of the innovation of technology that has not only taken over South Florida but also the world. From earning certifications to show my knowledge, to getting hands on training within an internship. This was an amazing experience that I will be forever grateful for!


Elias Marcet

Certifications: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS CompTIA Cloud Essentials

Current Position: IT Support at Amazon Pharmacy

Switching careers to #technology and acquiring the knowledge in #awscloud was the best decision I have ever made. MDC ensured my success with a combination of great training platforms and industry certifications. To all students who aspire to become a cloud architect/ engineer, find your path, work hard for your goals, and let life come to you.


Harry Rocha

Certifications: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Solutions Architect

Current Position: Lead Instructor at Generations USA and Lead Junior Cloud Practitioner Instructor at MDC

I've loved technology from a young age. I first earned a mechanical engineering degree and had the opportunity to work in a variety of manufacturing operations. I was involved with fabricating and assembling products such as aerospace components and surgical robots while using technologies such as metal 3D printing, CNC machining and 3D scanning. In 2020, I decided to shift focus from a hardware career to a software career. I am now pursuing additional training in cloud computing and cybersecurity, with the goal of transferring the soft skills I developed from working in manufacturing operations to a cloud operations career.


Jeffrey Poggio

Certifications: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Solutions Architect

Current Position: Lead Tech at The Mohr Group

Grateful to have been given the opportunity to pursue an education in Enterprise Cloud Computing. It was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it for anyone in the IT industry wanting to gain knowledge in Cloud Computing. It will become the future of IT and thank you to MDC and AWS for providing an excellent amount of hands-on course material, laying down the foundation to pursue further certifications in AWS.


Maria de Pena

Certifications: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Solutions Architect

Current Position: Leads NGO Code Explorers

After so many years as a practicing engineer with a master’s degree, I felt an upskill with the latest cloud architecture technologies was in order. The partnership with AWS and MDC provided the right combination of training and certifications along with my projects that will benefit our community. My fellow technologists don’t be bound by any preconceived notions of you - whether is age, ethnicity, race, or gender. Make your own path, create your own bucket lists and be happy.


Mauricio Martinez Quintero

Certifications: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS CompTIA Cloud Essentials

Current Position: Client Implementation Project Manager at i2c Inc.

The last few years, I have been working as a technical lead on the most demanding projects architecting and building highly scalable applications and services, and mentoring software developer teams on advanced technical issues. The recent increment and demand for cloud-native applications using new architecture patterns provided me an opportunity to update and upgrade my skills in this new cloud paradigm. At MDC, I found not only a place to achieve this challenge but a platform for learning, training, be competitive, social networking, team building, and discovered an awe-inspiring growth experience too.


Valéry Hyppolite

Certifications: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Certified Developer

Current Position: DevOps Intern at Belle Fleur Technologies

Don’t be afraid of the process. Getting your AWS certification is the first step, but don’t stop there.  Learn a new programming language, do projects, build up your Linux skill, and more. Learn and do as much as you can related to the field.