Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Masters in Systems Engineering (2016 – 2017)
Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant (2017 – 2018)
I’m grateful for my last two years in Ithaca. It is a gorgeous place with beautiful waterfalls, gorges and lakes. And for all the snow lovers, Ithaca is dreamy during winter time! It was a home, away from home. Cornell was where I learned how to articulate my ideas, fell in love with learning, also fell in love with teaching, and rekindled my passion for the arts and sciences. Coming to Cornell was undoubtedly the best decision of my life.
Intergroup Dialogue Project, Ithaca, NY
Facilitator (January to May 2018)
As a person passionate about promoting social justice, I seek to find ways to dismantle the power of oppression on marginalized groups, and I’m glad I found IDP to serve that purpose. Intergroup Dialogue Project is a social justice program that addresses topics of privilege and identity through dialogue communication across differences. I worked as a course facilitator and helped student leaders in engaging their communities in the process of dialogue across difference. Being a part of this mission was a transformative experience.
DaVinci Innovation Labs, Taiwan
Internship ( Summer 2017)
DaVinci Innovation Labs equips kids with computational thinking and problem solving skills by using robots as a learning platform. My job entailed conceptualizing and implementing an educational robotics platform, called “Mini-Bot”, targeted towards public education. My work here was not only fun, but a fulfilling cross-cultural experience of a lifetime.
Software Developer (2014 – 2016)
Working at Verizon was like a rite of passage into software engineering professionalism. It opened my eyes to exciting new fields. Their customer-driven culture taught me that empathy matters. Developers and designers blew me away with their willingness to share their time and wisdom, which made me feel like family. The trust my teammates placed in me did wonders for my confidence in writing quality software. I made life long friendships here and I still continue to be inspired by this company.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, India
Internship (Summer 2013)
BSNL, a state-owned company, is India’s oldest communications provider. At BSNL, I got hands on experience of working on communication systems. I learned the basics of transmission theory, communication networking and principles of fibre optics. The experience provided me invaluable insights about the telecommunications industry.
Avery Weigh-Tronix, India
Internship (Summer 2012)
I spent a short, but extremely educational, summer studying electronic systems at Avery Weigh-Tronix. I worked on their customized products, such as load cells, platform scales and weighbridges, which proved to be a good learning experience for me. Avery Weigh-Tronix provided me my very first experience of working in the industry.
Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, India
B.E. in Electronics and Communication (2010 – 2014)
BIT presented me with unprecedented opportunities during my four years of undergrad. Phenomenal professors across the disciplines pushed me out of my comfort zone to expand, challenge, and adjust my worldview. BIT showed me what I love to do, gifted me with a love for learning, and surrounded me with a wealth of inspiring peers.