Analyst

Aastha Shah

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Breaking the Code.

Being a programmer, for me, often means being focused on developing and creating my own ideas. My experience at CVC through the research I have done has shown me that creating cool tech is more than typing away at a laptop! Aside from learning about VC's and entrepreneurship, CVC has allowed me to become friends with some of the coolest, kindest, and most passionate people that I have ever met.

 

About Me

Aastha is a freshman from Closter, NJ, stuyding Computer Science in the College of Engineering. She joined CVC in the fall 2018 semester and is also part of the Hack4Impact team. In her free time, Aastha enjoys hunting down the lastest trends in fashion, sketching, coding, running, and figure skating.

Major/Year:

Computer Science '22

Home:

Closter, NJ

Semester Joined:

Fall '18

Projects:

Touchdown Ventures, Citi Ventures

Professional:

In my senior year of high school, I founded a food-sharing startup called Divvy. Divvy allows people list unwanted food items which can be given to other people or foodbanks. In the future, Divvy will also allow grocers and farmers sell so-called "ugly" or almost expired unwanted foods. I also interned as a content producer and web development intern at Sterling Medical Devices and as a web designer and developer for LuvMyJewelry.

Personal:

I love all things fashion, especially designing and sketching my own outfits! I also love app development, web design, figure skating, and running. And if I have time, I enjoy concocting dessert in wild flavors.

Samuel Lye

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Guidance and Mentorship.

CVC has been an awesome organization, not only in terms of the professional experiences and opportunities but also the people I have met. I truly enjoy being able to delve deeper into issues that interest me. At the same time, CVC has provided me with the breadth of exposure to different areas which I otherwise would not have had. More importantly are the people. It really is about working with rather than working for those who have had more experience at CVC. The team is always willing to offer guidance and mentorship to those who need it. At the end of the day, we at CVC work hard and play hard, and I guess that's what makes this place feel like home.

 

About Me

Samuel is a freshman from Singapore majoring in Economics and Information Science in the College of Arts and Sciences. He served in the Singapore Armed Forces for 2 years as a Battalion Human Resource Officer and Deputy Operations Officer before college, where he led transformation efforts in his battalion's supply chain systems. He is also a Singapore Public Service Commission scholar and will be returning to the public administration after college. On campus, Samuel is also involved in Phi Beta Lambda and the Singapore Students Association. In his free time, Samuel enjoys running, ultimate frisbee, baking, photography and travelling across the world.

Major/Year:

Economics, Information Science '22

Home:

Singapore

Semester Joined:

Fall '18

Projects:

Storm Ventures, Touchdown Ventures

Professional:

As a battalion human resource officer in the Singapore Armed Forces, I supervised HR and personnel management for a multi-component Logistics Battalion with over 400 personnel. I also led the Battalion HR office to attain the prestigious Human Resource Audit Proficiency Award. Simultaneously, I was appointed the Deputy Operations Officer, where I nanaged an integrated supply base, consisting of over 400 personnel, 100 vehicles and 25 military cookhouses. Most significantly, I oversaw the transformation effort of the Army's supply chain system, which strengthened operational readiness and training outcome, while ensuring administrative excellence in the Army supply system. Finally, as a Singapore public service commission scholar, I will be serving in the public administration in the future, particularly in the fields of public policy, global affairs and government technology.

Personal:

I enjoy running, ultimate frisbee, baking, photography, travelling and also exploring hackathons!

Josiah Kek

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Mutual Support.

CVC puts me in touch with the ideas, teams, and technologies that are changing the world. Whether it is healthcare, construction, or law enforcement, I am excited to deep-dive into new industries and to share actionable insights with clients. What is amazing about CVC is the breadth of backgrounds and skillsets of our members, which creates a patchwork of diverse ideas. Above all, CVC is like a family. Throughout our busy times, breaks, successes, and mistakes, we are here for each other, and this culture of mutual support is what makes CVC special.

 

About Me

Josiah is a freshman studying Economics in the College of Arts & Sciences. Hailing from Singapore, he served in an Infantry battalion of the Singapore Army from 2016 to 2017. Josiah has wide-ranging interests including web programming, political economy, psychology and space exploration. Outside CVC, Josiah is an analyst at the Foreign Policy Center of Roosevelt Institute. Prior to coming to Cornell, he was a Strategic Communications Intern at Finsbury and a Business Development Intern at edutech startup ArcLab.

Major/Year:

Economics '22

Home:

Singapore

Semester Joined:

Fall '18

Projects:

Storm Ventures, Touchdown Ventures

Professional:

During my 10-month break after military service, I interned at Finsbury, a British PR firm, where I crafted branding strategy and liaised with journalists for leading companies such as BlackRock, Aviva and Softbank. I then joined edutech startup ArcLab, where I gathered business insights and executed a marketing campaign for the launch of a HR training platform. Finally, I interned at JTC, a Singaporean government agency in charge of industrial development, where I analyzed circular economy ecosystems in cities and industrial parks across Europe. Other organizations I have done internships with include World Vision and the Singapore Ministry of Education.

Personal:

In my free time, I enjoy backpacking, photographing insects and slurping down bowls of Thai curry.

Alanna Zhou

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See the Bigger Picture.

What I really love about CVC is the opportunity to explore the concrete results of applying technology to the real world. While I'm currently working on a project in AppDev about automating deployment through a bot, I'm also coincidentally researching for CVC about robotic process automation and learning about all the current startups that are exploring the field. It's just so cool to take a step back from coding and see technology in the grand scheme of things. On top of that, I'm super glad to have everyone on this team as my friends, and I can't wait to see all of our friendships grow throughout Cornell and beyond!

 

About Me

Alanna is a freshman majoring in Computer Science from the Bay Area, California. After interning at Andreessen Horowitz, she found a passion for venture capital and is excited to be working as a CVC analyst since joining in the fall of 2018. Beyond CVC, Alanna is on the Cornell Society of Women Engineers' student committee and is a backend developer at Cornell App Development (AppDev). In her free time, she enjoys coding away at hackathons, making OC memes, and eating fried bananas.

Major/Year:

Computer Science '22

Home:

Saratoga, CA

Semester Joined:

Fall '18

Projects:

GV, Foundation Capital

Professional:

During my junior year of high school, I worked as a Software Engineering intern at Andreessen Horowitz, an awesome experience where I created database integration tools with Python, Django, PostgreSQL, and the Slack API and discussed anything from the latest Musk vs. Zuckerberg argument on Twitter to the latest a16z investment. The rest of my coding experience comes from hackathons, where my teams and I code novel ideas into award-winning applications.

Personal:

I am frequently found drinking boba while playing poker, fish, or Avalon with my friends.

Levy Agaronnik

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Personal Growth.

My favorite experience was presenting a project on construction technology to a professional in Venture Capital. This project provided me with the opportunity to develop my skills and present my work in a way I would never be able to do in class or on campus. CVC gives you exposure to industries and work that is traditionally not available to college students. It helps me develop professionally and as a person as every project is a unique challenge that I can take on alongside peers who are unbounded in their ambition and passion.

 

About Me

Levy is a sophomore majoring in Applied Economics and Management from Brooklyn, New York. Since joining CVC, he has worked on projects with OTV, Sierra, and Envision ventures. Last summer, Levy was an intern in BlackRock's Global Credit group. Outside of CVC, Levy is part of campus start-up Suna Breakfast. His passions include competitve latin dancing and black coffee.

Major/Year:

Applied Economics and Management '21

Home:

Brooklyn, NY

Semester Joined:

Fall '17

Projects:

OTV, Envision Ventures, Sierra, Cornell Tech

Professional:

I have spent two consecutive summers interning at BlackRock within their M&A and Global Credit groups. During my freshman year I become involved with the business side of Cornell start-up Suna Breakfast. My professional interests lie in the intersection of finance and technology as well as entreprenuership.

Personal:

I enjoy competitive latin dancing and traveling. I am a previous nationally ranked latin dancer and have spent a portion of last summer backpacking throughout 7 countries in Europe and the Middle-East.