Deferred Aspirations: GTRI Engineer Earns Nunn School Master’s After Time Away to Care for Daughter

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In the fall of 2020, everything seemed to be going according to plan for Darrel Zeh, a research engineer at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). His family had settled into Atlanta after leaving Ohio’s cold winters behind for Georgia's milder temps — and a new job. He was well on his way to earning a master’s degree from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. And he had a new daughter on the way. But a devastating diagnosis blew up his plans, forcing him to put aside his studies and tend to his new baby's health. Learn more about Zeh’s journey to graduation at


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  • Created By: mpearson34
  • Created: 12/13/2022
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  • Modified: 12/13/2022


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