For Jallow, ATMOS was the perfect opportunity to get the support to excel as an undergraduate student and advance into a graduate business program. Reflecting on her time in the ATMOS program, one of the highlights for Jallow was the collaborative learning environment.
Nelson repeatedly spoke to the importance of education to her success. Growing up in a small Arkansas town, Nelson described how education exposed her to new people, ideas and beliefs. “Education was the window to the world,” she said. “It was the key.” Nelson explained that learning often requires discomfort, and so she challenged the audience to “push yourself out of your comfort zone.”