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Summer at MIT Media Lab yields 'community of purpose'

When junior Lina Henriquez was accepted into the prestigious MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP), she wasn’t sure what to expect.

“I’m always ready for new and exciting things,” says Henriquez, who emigrated from the Dominican Republic six years ago. “But I had no idea how life-changing this experience would be!”

A College of Business student majoring in business analytics and in marketing, Henriquez was first introduced to The MIT Media Lab through fellow StartUP FIU student Lara Garcia Padron. Henriquez then connected with FIU alumna and current MIT researcher and Ph.D. candidate Francesca Riccio-Ackerman '18.

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