I started college as a pre-med student who was on track to become a doctor in 7 years. I became a certified EMT, have spent 200+ hours volunteering in hospitals and conducted microbiology research as a freshman.
Despite checking all the boxes, something didn’t feel right.
It was the first time in my life that I felt like I was creating value.
Until that point, I used to believe that practicing medicine was the only way to help people. That weekend, I realized that making things people want was going to be my way.
This realization made me switch to Rutgers Business School, where I hoped to learn how to start a startup. I quickly realized it was not the place. Everyone was too busy trying to get jobs at big companies.
As a competitive student, I started to check boxes again. I became the president of our entrepreneurship society, worked full-time at startups while balancing a full-time workload, and landed an internship at a FAANG company during my junior year summer.
Again, like medicine, I realized this path didn’t excite me.
I reneged my offer at a FAANG company during my junior year and eventually decided to drop out to work at startups full-time.
I’ve mostly worked at venture-backed companies in product, operations, and growth marketing functions as an early team member.
Outside of the office, find me: reading, hosting dinners, writing, learning new skills, listening to a podcast, or exercising.
As of January 1st, 2020 I’ve moved to San Francisco.
If you’ve made it this far, let’s talk. I’d love to hear your story.
Experimenting in SF
Writer, Activation Energy Newsletter
Pre-med & Supply Chain Management, Rutgers University
- May 2018
Article: I planned to drop out last semester, what happened?
- December 2019
Podcast Appearance: Forward Thinking Founders