When I was younger, I drifted through life not knowing the right path for me. "Doing what you love" is a great cliche of this generation, and I thought it only applied to the lucky few who found their passion early on in life (eg. Miles Davis, Kobe Bryant, Bill Gates). It seemed all too easy to
When I was younger, I drifted through life not knowing the right path for me. "Doing what you love" is a great cliche of this generation, and I thought it only applied to the lucky few who found their passion early on in life (eg. Miles Davis, Kobe Bryant, Bill Gates). It seemed all too easy to just do well in school, go to college, get a job. But where was the magic? Life after college especially seemed cloudy, uncertain.
This all changed after I listened to an interview by Steve Jobs. He said so poignantly, "Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you, and you can change it."
I felt incredibly empowered after realizing I could be a creator. I could make people's lives better. And like many admirers of Steve, I was fascinated with his zealous passion for "great things". There are many mediums for creation, and I was lucky to find a passion in technology early on in college.
Since then, I have been acquiring the tools I need to create and build things. Currently, I work mainly on the front-end using tools like Bootstrap, jQuery and raw HTML, CSS. Recently, I have been diving into Node and Express by working in some variation of the MEAN Stack. In school, I am also taking an iOS class where I develop apps in Swift.
If anyone wants to talk about technology or design, please don't hesitate to email me at: [email protected]
Director of Finance @ Led a team of 14 students to raise $10,000 to fund the weekly events of a growing organization with over 100 monthly-active members, and a TEDx conference with 400 attendees.
Coordinated the team to contact potential sponsors, managed followups, and personally conducted ten minute pitch sessions with sponsors to close the deal. Sponsors included NYU schools, club/organizations, as well as official TED partners such as Starbucks. From September 2014 to December 2015 (1 year 4 months) Business Technology Analyst Summer Scholar @ Spent 10 weeks assisting a large global insurance company launch a new digital business involving a Sales Cloud implementation and modern, responsive web portals. Responsibilities:
Independently completed client deliverable with recommendation to provide CTI functionality in Salesforce with Cisco phones.
Assumed complete responsibility of unit testing user stories for the front-end development team. Tests checked mobile, and cross-browser compatibility of web portals as well as data integration with Salesforce.
Developed tests to test integration of custom web services feeding data into Salesforce from another tool. Implemented tests by sending push requests through Workbench.
Assisted in many project management tasks from an agile development perspective, such as planning sprint capacity, and aligning features and underlying user stories with business priorities. Attended Agile Development training and gained understanding of Scrum development.
Completed user stories involving basic Salesforce configuration for Cases. From May 2015 to July 2015 (3 months) Greater New York City AreaCo-Director of Panels @ Invited 12 prominent entrepreneurs to come to New York for the NYU Entrepreneurs Festival, which saw over 1000 attendees.
Organized three 1 hour panels by choosing panel topics, curating a tailored list of entrepreneurs for each topic, and coordinating with each speaker over a three month planning process. From October 2013 to March 2015 (1 year 6 months) Executive Board Member @ Overhauled EEG’s website with a new design that more effectively communicates the club’s new initiatives and brand | nyueeg.com
Launched a Facebook group to encourage internal collaboration, and sharing of ideas among members of the organization. Frequently post interesting news stories, and awesome Meetups for members to participate in together.
Helped curate a list of innovative startups and prominent companies in New York City for office tours. From April 2014 to February 2015 (11 months) Web Developer @ At Coffee, I was tasked with rapidly learning basic web design and development. After two weeks of trial and error, coffeetheapp.com was launched. In the process, I learned how to use HTML layouts, styling and transitions using CSS, and jQuery Smooth Scroll.
Further into the internship, I learned to design with a mobile-first mindset using the amazing Bootstrap 3 framework. I built a multi-functioning jobs platform for Coffee for employers to post jobs, browse applicants, filter matches based on specific criteria, and chat with applicants. For this jobs portal, I built custom responsive components such as forms, and boxed layouts for displaying information. From June 2014 to September 2014 (4 months) Technology Intern @ Helped build an original Salesforce.com CRM application for a high-end fashion store, which kept track of customer requests, comments, and inventory. This significantly streamlined their processes in pushing out new products to customers, helping drive sales, and lead to sales conversions. The application mined customer data, and analyzed KPIs to decide where to focus marketing, and advertising dollars.
Learned to build applications on Force.com platform using point-and-click with Apex coding and Visualforce markup. From January 2014 to January 2014 (1 month) Operations and BD Intern @ Heavily involved in all aspects of operations and business development at WunWun. Aided the Head of Operations in tasks ranging from payment to scheduling. Gained insight into how a startup company functions, how a culture of excellence is developed, and what hard work looks like.
Spearheaded the development of a campus ambassador program for NYU, which will serve as a model for expansion to other schools. Utilized guerrilla marketing strategies to gain traction in New York City. Utilized Facebook ads, and other tools to recruit employees for WunWun. From September 2013 to December 2013 (4 months) Editorial Intern @ As an Editorial Intern, I was one of a handful of writers who contributed articles to the Shanghaiist on a consistent basis. I learned to write quickly and accurately while citing sources and conforming to the overall style of the Shanghaiist.
Gained experience writing for a mobile-focused news blog. Stories tended to be concise, and featured myriad links to other articles to generate more traffic. Learned to write stories prolifically while designing stories to be bite-sized, and easily consumable.
Further developed my ability to source my own stories through research of local news sources including microblogs and social media. From June 2013 to August 2013 (3 months) Shanghai, ChinaJournalist Intern @ Met with editors from all departments daily to pitch stories and discuss the upcoming issue. Gained a holistic understanding of the editorial process in major Chinese newspapers. Assisted senior journalists to conduct interviews, research, and copy-edit articles. Published articles on globaltimes.cn.
Developed my ability to source my own stories through Chinese social media, and local media. From July 2012 to July 2012 (1 month)
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