Jhanny Jimenez, 16, is a junior at Notre Dame Cristo Rey (NDCR) High School in Methuen, Massachusetts. The Cristo Rey network serves low-income, predominantly underrepresented communities by establishing work-study partnerships with local companies. Since the school year began, Jimenez spends part of the week at school and the remainder at home, learning remotely. On Fridays, he works on a network visualization and optimization project with his mentor, MITRE Chief Scientist for Cyber Operations Les Servi.
Jimenez is one of a handful of NDCR students that MITRE employs through the school. Students gain real workplace experience, and the money they earn goes toward their school tuition. Jimenez is the second student that Servi has mentored. The first, Johvanni Perez, is now a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.