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Meet Tricia Cervenan, Product Management Instructor at General Assembly Seattle

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Why should someone learn product management at GA?

GA instructor Tricia Cervenan says, “At GA, I teach students not only how to solve problems that come their way using a basic toolkit, but also how to look for more tools to add to their toolkit. Because GA employs instructors who are still in the industry, students get the benefit of learning from people from a variety of backgrounds. This can give them a more well-rounded education.”

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