Originally from Albania, Enkeleda Dervishi, 28, has spent the past 10 years in Little Rock making a life for herself and finding her niche in the nanotechnology field. Spending her last semester at Hall High School in Little Rock as an exchange student, Enkeleda then moved on to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she earned an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering. Afterward, she continued her schooling at UALR, and in May 2009 she graduated with her Ph.D. in engineering, science and systems with a focus in nanotechnology. She has spent the past year as a research associate at the UALR Nanotechnology Research Center.
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