May Newsletter

BRDG's mission is to create a bridge to success by enhancing first-in-family college students' opportunities in the technology field. We aim to level the playing field for first generation college students who enter the workforce through our wraparound mentorship program. We are always open for more mentors, coaches, advisors, and organizational partners to join our team. Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you are interested!

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Sustainability Sensitivity as part of BRDG Program

According to the “Brundtland Commission”, Sustainability is defined as “the ability to meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. This definition goes for natural resources as well as social and economic resources.

With that in mind, BRDG feels strongly that our students consider the sustainability impact of the choices they make.

We are proud to announce that Albert Bicol will be working with BRDG’s students to raise our sensitivity toward the choices we made in relation to sustainability and our Carbon Footprint.

Albert Bicol is the founding partner of AB Consulting Inc. in Vancouver, Canada where he champions the use of sustainable solutions in Building Designs and Development Master Planning. Albert is passionate in and a speaker on High Performance and Net Zero Buildings.

Albert Bicol has made it his mission to ensure that his daughter will inherit a better earth than what he inherited. Albert is focused on steps that can mitigate climate change.



Recent Success



As tradition goes, when May comes around, students and their parents are looking forward to the end of a school year. For the graduating college seniors, it is a reason to celebrate and an end for the education phase of their life. It is also the start of a new and exciting phase: the beginning of their career. The “Career” phase is the longest phase of someone’s life; a phase where one not only accumulates wealth, but also when one’s identity and legacy are mostly developed, established, and nurtured.

Monika Tadrous is a Manufacturing Engineer at Medtronic working on the diabetes sensor department. She is the first in her family to go to college. She graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from the California State University, Fullerton. Monika joined our program in as an “ambassador-in-training” in 2019 when she was a college Junior.

In April Monika returned to BRDG as a 2021 cohort speaker sharing her experience “The Things I wish I’ve known About the Working World”. It is amazing to see how in mere 2 years, a student learned, developed, and became a productive citizen; eager to give back to society.

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