I'm a senior at Stanford, majoring in computer science. Outside of classes, I currently manage a small amount of money doing equities and options trading, and occasionally help out with software projects. In the past, I've worked at a very small tech company leading the development of a new software product, worked as a freelance developer on
I'm a senior at Stanford, majoring in computer science. Outside of classes, I currently manage a small amount of money doing equities and options trading, and occasionally help out with software projects. In the past, I've worked at a very small tech company leading the development of a new software product, worked as a freelance developer on several small to medium projects, and have launched a few products that I've sold online.
In the future I hope to be involved with a young technology company or an investment fund. I'm also very open to other opportunities if they involve exciting and interesting challenges.
Specialties: Software development, web development, business valuation, options trading, public speaking, project/product management, design thinking.
Financial trading and freelance programming @ I currently manage around $150,000 doing equities and options trading. I occasionally work on small software projects with friends. During the summer of 2012, I did freelance development work for a few small startups. From June 2012 to June 2014 (2 years 1 month) Helped start E2.0 @ We created an entrepreneurship themed dorm at Stanford and several other resources for students who wanted to start new companies. From May 2011 to June 2012 (1 year 2 months) Product Manager @ I built StartupDigest VIP, a matching system for those of the 250,000 StartupDigest subscribers who are looking for a position at a start-up in LA, Silicon Valley, or NYC. From May 2011 to September 2011 (5 months) Helped start Think Outside @ Think Outside was a co-working space for Stanford students (and non-student locals) interested in technology and entrepreneurship to meet, hang out, share ideas, and work together. We hosted a few mid-sized events with speakers and skill-sharing workshops and maintained a 24 hour open workspace in the d.School. From March 2011 to June 2011 (4 months) Sales Performance Analyst @ In this summer job, I analyzed market data using Excel to review individual salesperson performance and discover opportunities for increased market development. From June 2010 to August 2010 (3 months) Frosh Council Representative @ I represented Stanford's class of 2013 by organizing a number of major events, voting on class expenditures, and working with the administration on issues relevant to freshmen. From October 2009 to June 2010 (9 months) Captain of Debate Society @ I led our highly competitive debate team through one of its most successful seasons. I also competed for the United States at the world championship for individual public speaking and debate, for private schools, in Reading, England in the spring of 2009. From September 2008 to June 2009 (10 months) Student Admissions Officer @ I was one of 12 students who participated in selecting the St. Paul's Class of 2013. What made this job particularly interesting was that we actually got to vote on applications. Faculty had slightly more say than us, but typically an SAO's (Student Admissions Officer's) recommendation was adhered to. This really helped me understand how top tier schools (St Paul's had a low acceptance rate: around 10-15% when I attended) make hard, even arbitrary decisions when deciding how to allocate one spot among eight to ten people, at least three of whom are incredibly qualified. It really taught me how critical "gut feel" is to any selection process, be it hiring, student admissions, or even choosing among career opportunities. Finally, this job enormously helped me become a more empathic person. I always believed that I got into a top notch high school and college because of my ability; this process showed that ability is certainly a big factor, but so is luck, so is being randomly assigned to someone who likes/gets you, and, frankly, so is having a parent who donated heavily to the school. While this was a short responsibility at the end of my high school senior year, it really had a big impact on me, and I still am influenced by the lessons I picked up on throughout it. From January 2009 to May 2009 (5 months)