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Taking a turn to tech from a liberal arts background

Ellen Daoust graduated from Smith College in 2009 with a degree in government and Spanish and an interest in communications, but no real idea of how to turn that into a career.

But after three years in the national service program AmeriCorps, where she worked with video while involved in community and youth development, and eight months earning a graduate certificate in a digital media program at Northeastern University, Daoust landed a job as a multimedia developer at the Boston Museum of Science.

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