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Irene Mena: A world of opportunities

Irene Mena received her doctorate in engineering education at Purdue University in 2012. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Brian Gentry, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

When Irene Mena got her U.S. citizenship Feb. 28 at the Pittsburgh Courthouse, her colleague and friend Dan Budny brought her a cake adorned with an American flag and the words “Congratulations Irene!” written under it. She ate a piece and then drove right back to her office in Benedum Hall. ...

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