July 2021 Class Introduction

Welcome the July class of Praxis Participants!

Omkar Acharya

Fun fact

I love to play soccer.

What are you most excited about?

I am really excited to start Praxis and go through all the modules and get a really nice job through Praxis.

Angel Barcenas

Fun fact

I’ve traveled to three different countries but haven’t been off the continent yet!

What are you most excited about?

I’m most excited to work on interesting projects and build a career.

Luka Bilic

Fun fact

My middle name is Neo and was inspired by The Matrix.

What are you most excited about?

I’m looking forward to gaining applicable skills and meeting awesome people along the way!

Noah Bisceglia

Fun fact

I’ve trained in gymnastics, Hapkido, Parkour, and sword fighting; however close-quarter assassins aren’t in demand right now due to Covid.

What are you most excited about?

I’m excited to push my productivity and creativity to new levels, explore opportunities in the professional world through the Praxis community, and get to know cool and interesting people.

Trip Chesrown

Fun fact

I love surfing.

What are you most excited about?

What I’m most excited for our the life long friendships.

Austin Craig

Fun fact

I love taking long walks late at night (12:00-2:00) because I find it helps me organize my thoughts. Also nobody gets to see me be out of shape.

What are you most excited about?

I am excited to have to opportunity to start a career rather than spending 2-4 years at a college to get a degree.

Alex Hernandez

Fun fact

I spent the last few years without a “home base” traveling from one festival to the next for work including 3-month stints in Mexico every year. I am an avid Racquetball and Pickle-ball player and a huge history and economics nerd.

What are you most excited about?

I am most looking forward to the skills that I will learn in bootcamp and during the apprenticeship that will change my life forever, learning the useful as opposed to the obsolete. I think that Praxis is the best possible place for me right now.

Waris Hussain

Fun fact

I used to wake up at 4:30 in the morning in 11th grade to study engineering. But I had no interest; instead I’d go biking and spend the rest of time on YouTube. That’s when I found my keen interest in creativity and startups! I’m glad I spent time on YouTube rather than chemistry books!

What are you most excited about?

I’m excited about meeting more people from the Praxis community and developing deeper connections and working on exciting projects!

Angelos Psathas

Fun fact

I set a school record in the indoor pentathlon at my high school. This included high jumping 5’6″ and throwing a 12lb ball 40 feet.

What are you most excited about?

I’m most excited about finding my own path and becoming successful without the burden of student loans.

Zachariah Rothengass

Fun fact

I’m an outdoorsy person, and I exercise just about every day.

What are you most excited about?

I’m super excited to be given the opportunity to be taught all the material I would need in order to become an entrepreneur or at least pointed in the right direction.

Chase Taake

Fun fact

I once told a man he was impatient and kicked him off the go karts while working at my last job. I later found out this man was Justin Timberlake.

What are you most excited about?

I am excited about the opportunity of working with a startup! In the future, I would love to create my own startup, so living through one, plus going through the Praxis Bootcamp to gain these skills is absolutely perfect!