Rob Gaddi is a 22-year-old Rice University graduate with an electrical engineering degree. By all conventional wisdom, he should be spring-loaded for success. But right now he looks every bit an aging Willy Loman -- albeit it in a blue and gray tie-dyed shirt -- slumped in an easy chair in the middle of his apartment, surrounded by empty boxes left over from his recent move. For reasons that are not obvious, on the coffee table in front of him there is a roll of duct tape, a measuring tape and a container of... More >>>
The first in his family to graduate from college, Ramiro Maldonado hopes his fluency in Spanish will help him find a job.