Trinity College of Arts & Sciences,
B.S. in C.S. expected in 2015
Durham, North Carolina
From taking a class with the Arielys, to editing the art photography magazine, to choreographing hip-hop for Defining Movement, to leading marketing for Duke IA's great events, to discovering how mindblowing computer science is, I've already had the privilege in these three years to do and learn more than I would have ever expected from college. Among tech-related involvements, I've recently helped grow a university-wide program to faciliate innovation at Duke and am working on a couple side projects of my own. During Fall 2013, I studied abroad in London at UCL.
Front-end Engineering Intern,
mid- July to September
Palo Alto, California
College made me realize the importance of surrounding yourself with individuals that push you to grow in academic settings. Flipboard refreshed that principle, but instead in the workplace. Hacking side by side some of the brightest and most humble engineers and designer, starting my own meaningful projects, and soaking in wisdom of some of the most inspired minds in the Valley (including John Doerr) made for a summer well spent. I still can't say I dream in code yet, but these folks solidified how much I love this field.
Technology Transfer Research Intern,
Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China
I had the enormous fortune of being inviting to China to serve as an ambassador of Duke's efforts to establish camaraderie with the Kunshan locality and erect the visionary Duke Kunshan University. During the week, I worked at KSITRI (Kunshan Industrial Technology Research Institute), the center of the internationally renowned Kunshan tech research park. Besides getting the chance to visit several incredible cities in China, I had the opportunity to get a close look into the workings of leading tech startups and make small but important research contributions to the technology transfer of Kunshan.
Product Design and Growth Analytics Intern,
San Francisco, California
Pocket helped me fall in love with doing meaningful work. I had the opportunity to be the first intern to work with its small but fiercely skilled team, and see how the magic happens. I had the chance to design user action analytics reports, pull data with MySQL, implement initiatives to analyze A/B test data to guide launches, design Google Analytics dashboards, aid with community support, and make recommendations for future product features. Met several founders, investors, CEOs, and unforgettable friends along the way.
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Class of 2011
Attending IMSA was a momumental step in growing intellectually, artistically, and socially. During these years, I steepened my admiration for the written word as head of the school newspaper, represented my school yearly in the state tennis final tournament, conquered my fear of math and made it a love, led several impactful benefit and service events for the Aurora community, and helped design a leadership development program. My eventual discoveries of my passions for various arts, especially dance, were equally critical milestones.