Cisco Networking Academy has been changing worlds for 20 years. To celebrate this milestone, we are spotlighting some of the 7.8 million students worldwide who have benefited from this IT education and career building program.

Liliana Gamez Zavala

  • San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • Current occupation: Full Time Professor
  • Networking Academy experience: Microsoft Office, MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate), HP ATA, CompTIA ++, CCNA, ITQ
  • One word to describe her Networking Academy experience: Evolution

Lily is a Networking Academy instructor because she wants to share her experience with a new generation of students. The Networking Academy, she says, is “very important” in finding good jobs in Mexico — and teaching lets her “change lives.”

She sees it time and again. Lily recalls one student who could barely afford her classes, but still persisted. Now, he’s working at a senior level at a factory in Mexico. She pushes her students and wants to see them all succeed, because once they finish with their education, “they can improve themselves.”



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Austin Belisle

No Longer with Cisco