What Type of Work have I Done?
When many think of work experience a student has, many just point towards internships. While internships are important, I feel there is a larger picture that can be painted towards defining what someone can offer.
Through this brief overview, I will paint a picture of the different types of work I have accomplished with different companies.
Nissan North America
Project with KPMG & Nissan Toward Digital Wellness
A team of 4 (including me) was assembled to target Nissan’s problem in driver wellness. Our team recognized the importance of addressing the issue of digital wellness while driving and believed that Nissan's collaboration with Calm, a mental health company, would be a valuable asset in solving this problem.
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Summer 2023: Product Planning & Design Intern
My role involved working on the Regional Program Management Team for the future Nissan Sentra & Frontier Models. I was tasked at researching & developing product pitches for new technologies (i.e. advanced display technologies) for such vehicles
Nissan & Nashville Social Work Projects
As part of my internship, we worked with many non-profits in the local Nashville to offer backpacks & school supplies for students in need.
In addition, we were offered the opportunity to showcase our work experience to the local high school experience to educate them on the different opportunities within Nissan.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Data Analytics for Good Hackathon in Columbus, OH
A team of six students from across the United States (including me) came together to tackle the problem of locating the best sites for youth homeless shelters. Our team applied Agile and Scrum methodologies to rapidly prototype and iterate on their solution.
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Software & Project Management Opportunity
I had the opportunity to optimize the efficiency of the company's API to assist over 4 million users on the Chase app. Through the integration of Java and Python scripts in the API, I was able to significantly improve its performance and functionality, which led to a more seamless user experience.
This project allowed me to develop a more advanced understanding of machine learning and data analysis, and how these techniques can be used to make more informed business decisions
Summer 2022: Business Development & Product Design Intern
Klatch is an educational-technology start-up, focused on facilitator (teacher/expert) learning in small, intimate classes. I had the opportunity to implement Agile and Scrum tactics in a team of five colleagues to identify and correct design and engineering flaws.
Furthermore, I worked alongside four colleagues to develop and edit up to 75 blogs for publishing and marketing purposes. Our collective efforts generated over 80 SEOs using Yoast SEO.
Cognizant & Aston Martin U.S. Division
Product Design & Performance Management Fellow
I worked alongside 15 colleagues to discuss and examine 5+ various ventures and technologies utilizing Agile & Scrum. Through collaboration, we pitched ideas to the Cognizant Board that were focused on increasing consultant-client efficiency by 20%.
Furthermore, I had the opportunity to examine the logistics, engineering, and methodologies used for the Aston Martin Cognizant F1 vehicle alongside 10+ lead engineers.
Alcon Medical Systems
Product Research Study: Potential for AI-Powered Smart Contact Lenses for Glaucoma Detection
A team of 3 (including myself) have developed a 100+ page research product study to analyze the value & effectiveness of implementing AI-powred smart contact lenses to adults at risk of Glaucoma.
This was inspired by previous research on eye diseases and correlations discovered towards unknown diagnosis of Glaucoma in adults and permanent eye damage/blindness.
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Personal Projects for Social Impact
Outside of internships/professional opportunities, coordinating projects for social good allows one to apply both innovation & design to real life situations.
Global Brigades: Using Technology to Assist Refugees in Athens, Greece
In a collaboration with the University of Toronto and the Global Brigades Foundation, we have assembled a group of 12 to go to Athens to visualize the situation with refugees in Greece. In this group of 12, each individual had a diverse set of skills (ranging from medical to engineering students).
Our goal is to leave a lasting impact towards the refugee service centers in Athens. I was able to contribute by utilizing Generative AI technologies to assist the doctors in translation services and acting as an “assistant” to organize medical documents.
Neural Avifauna is a project-turned-organization that was developed by me. This project involves using AI and music to advance the self-therapy market. With declining mental health becoming a globalized pandemic, I wanted to assist in developing a unique solution that can be accessible for all, but also allow one to better themselves.
NestAI is another project-turned-organization that was developed by me. This idea stemmed as an advanced version of Boundless Biotech. NestAI focuses on advancing high school education by implementing an entrepreneurship/ideating type of education.
Since our future generations are the future innovations, Educating the basics of innovation & design is important to develop the next generations of ideators.