Hey there - I'm currently a student at Columbia University studying CS and something else interesting I'll eventually decide on. I grew up in the Bay Area, and as a result was exposed to the tech scene pretty early. I'd always thought it was super cool to come up with an idea and just make it. Throughout high school I worked on a bunch of iOS apps, got lucky and worked at a couple cool companies, and also organized the world's largest high school hackathon. Now I'm just trying to learn more about the world, work on impactful projects, and do fun things.
• DoorDash/KPCB Engineering Fellow (2017) - worked on iOS and Android development for the Alcohol team
• superlabs (Acquired by Zynga, 2015) - helped build Draw Something for Messenger on iOS from scratch
• Ever (2014) - learned how a real startup operated and worked on location based photo search on iOS
• FWD.us (2014) - worked on social sharing features on the Selfies4Reform app
• Selfie Activism (2017) - an app to send selfies and opinions to your representatives. Won Columbia's hackathon, learned a lot about the civic tech space, and realized this was the wrong approach.
• Flutter (2016) - an attempt at yet another college social app. Started off as an events discovery app, threw a couple launch parties during orientation, did Columbia's startup accelerator, changed the app to a location sharing app and then to a GIF sharing app. Social is a weird space.
• Team Roots (2015) - around my junior year, mental health became a big topic of discussion in my community. A few friends and I wanted to lower the barrier to entry to get help by starting an anonymous online counseling platform for students.
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