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Alumni News

Ashkan Soltani (MIMS 2009)
Soltani knew exactly how hard Facebook and Google would fight to protect their business model, because he had watched them do it before... 
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MIMS alumna Meredith Hitchcock is the co-founder of RideAlong, a software focused on serving populations that have frequent interactions with law enforcement.
Sindhuja Jeyabal
Sindhuja Jeyabal is a MIMS 2016 alumna, and cofounder of Dost.
Galen Panger
Dr. Galen Panger is the winner of the 2018 iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award. Dr. Panger’s dissertation, “Emotion in Social Media,” was judged the best dissertation from an information school in the iSchools organization.
Bailey Smith & Anne Wootton receive the Knight News Challenge award in 2012.
Apple bought Pop Up Archive, the Oakland-based startup, co-founded by MIMS alumnae Bailey Smith and Anne Wootton, that began as a MIMS Final Project in 2012.
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Pop Up Archive was founded by Berkeley School of Information alumnae Anne Wooten and Bailey Smith. The project started as a 2012 MIMS final project.
Kyle Hamilton (MIDS ’17)
“I discovered this incredible sense of community and mutual support,” graduate Kyle Hamilton said about the online Master of Information and Data Science program. “I have felt more connected to you nerds online than I ever felt in my two undergrads.”
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Alumna Holly Liu (MIMS 2003) recounted her journey from applying to the I School to eventually cofounding gaming giant Kabam, Inc., now a billion dollar company.
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Dost, cofounded by alumna Sindhuja Jeyabal (MIMS ’16), is an educational nonprofit providing India’s illiterate mothers regular audio calls with instructions to prepare their children for kindergarten.
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The company was founded in 2013 by I School alumni Ljuba Miljkovic (MIMS 2010) and Thejo Kote (MIMS 2011)

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