May 2021 Class Introduction

Welcome the May class of Praxis Participants!

Jamie Beasley

Fun fact

At 44 years old, I am probably the oldest member of the May Cohort, if not all cohorts.

What are you most excited about?

I’m most looking forward to upping my skills and creating a portfolio, so I can move up the ladder and/or start my own business.

Katja Borger

Fun fact

I have visited ten countries and lived on two different continents. I am also bilingual in English and German.

What are you most excited about?

I am most excited about the prospect of learning so much and getting to know awesome people.

Matthew Brown

Fun fact

I am a citizen in Germany and also lived in Thailand for a few years before coming to the US!

What are you most excited about?

What I’m most excited about is learning different skills to add to my repertoire and also getting to know everyone in the Praxis community!

Adam Burgoon

Fun fact

I have broken 14 bones.

What are you most excited about?

I’m most excited to build up my portfolio!

Nikolas Cogelja

Fun fact

I am of Croatian heritage, and I have had the opportunity to travel there five times! I also played 4 sports in high school, including ice hockey which I never played my whole life until junior year. Lastly, I played Division III collegiate baseball at McDaniel College in Maryland.

What are you most excited about?

I am most excited to broaden my knowledge base and learn new skills that can propel me into a career and set me up for success. Being able to become marketable and show people how I can help them is exciting as well.

Andrew Couto

Fun fact

I’m the oldest of 13 boy cousins all of whom live within 15 miles of me, so they are like my brothers. I also lived in the woods for 81 days with a group.

What are you most excited about?

I’m most excited to expand my knowledge on everything business related, grow my network, and provide value for a company.

Josiah Rogers

Fun fact

I have gone skydiving not once but twice! The first time was to get rid of my fear of heights, and I loved it so much I went again a few years later.

What are you most excited about?

I am most excited to finally start taking tangible steps to getting closer to what I want for my career and working with experts hands on.

Channing Smith

Fun fact

I love linguistics and am currently working on my very own written & spoken language.

What are you most excited about?

One thing I really hope to get out of Praxis, and the thing I’m probably going to enjoy most about the program is meeting new, like-minded individuals to help create a strong community around me.

Kindra Ting

Fun fact

Not forgetting my baby oil and lip balm is as important as not forgetting my phone every time I leave the house!

What are you most excited about?

I’m excited to build up my skills and connect with passionate people! To belong in a supportive community in this unconventional life path is very important to me. So, I’m really looking forward to starting this journey with Praxis!