Everyday Hero: Local engineer surprised with award for being an outstanding mentor
We’re getting ready for our surprise, huddled up in the Portsmouth offices of The Up Center, waiting for one of their outstanding mentors. Jessica Simmons is the manager of Team Up, which coordinates the mentoring program.
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