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I’m a graduate student at Harvard Business School. (Class of 2018)
I’m interested in people, their stories, and how to leverage the data they generate (e.g. photos, movement patterns, and book highlights) to help them lead better lives. I studied molecular and cellular biology in college (Harvard ’13) and have always been interested in harnessing the power of science to help people.
I learned how to code at the Flatiron School. Examples of my work include a visualization of my e-book highlights (presented through a Hack and Tell at the MIT Media Lab) and an app that locates highly-rated bars, cafes and restaurants between two or more locations. See my code on Github.
Things I’ve been very fortunate (and truly grateful) to do over the years:
- Strategist at igs, a people analytics startup in Tokyo. Part of a small team that invented an innovative recruiting process and its accompanying mobile app GROW. As one of the first employees, I was happy to help igs secure a $6M Series A round prior to leaving for HBS.
- Co-author of an HBS case study “GROW: Using Artificial Intelligence to Screen Human Intelligence” (published August 2017; case was later taught in HBS’s second year course on Managing Human Capital and will be taught in a brand new second year course People Analytics this March).
- Co-Founder and CEO of JAAC-Boston, Inc., an international educational travel company (established in late 2016). My team develops and runs programs focused on critical thinking and cultural immersion for Japanese students and schools.
- Conducted biology research in the Ellisen Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital for three years as an undergraduate at Harvard.
- Undergraduate Thesis: Transcriptional Control of Hair Follicle Regeneration by p63. Researched the molecular underpinnings of how hair grows back after it is shaved in mice. Understanding this process could lead to insights for helping patients recover sight, hearing, hair and potentially even skin.
- Conducted research on a pediatric neurological disorder called Rett Syndrome as a summer intern at Baylor College of Medicine. Investigated how loss of the Mecp2 gene in certain neurons may affect short-term memory, which could explain some of the symptoms these patients exhibit. My poster shows what I did more specifically (and it has pictures!)
- Conducted a series of experiments and data analyses for Waypoint Labs to explore using augmented reality in job training. Final Project for Managing with Data Science class at HBS.
- Developed innovative ideas for Jamestown L.P. on how to keep Boston’s Newbury Street, with its many high-end brick-and-mortar retail shops, relevant for the next ten years. Project was part of HBS Immersive Field Course on Real Estate & Private Equity.
- Interviewed auto dealerships and banks in Mexico City in order to help Mexico City-based startup Arbol Financiero improve the online auto financing application it provides to auto dealerships, so that buyers have greater access to reasonable auto loans. Project was part of HBS FIELD Global Immersion Course.
I am on a constant quest to be a better person.