Career GuideHire, BAML, Marathon Assets Management
Education Tufts University
Location Boston, New York City
I am originally from New York and grew up there with my two older sisters, Julia and Lucia. I went to St.George's boarding school for high school in Newport, Rhode Island and then attended Tufts University right outside of Boston for university. I came to Tufts because I loved politics and history and wanted to major in International Relations. My sophomore year I took a computer science course on a whim because I had to complete a required math credit. I really enjoyed it so I took another and another, and quickly added Computer Science as another major. After my Sophomore year of college, I moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a year. I spent half of the year studying at PUC-Rio, the Catholic university in the city, and the other half working in the investor relations department at Manabi S.A., a Brazilian iron ore company. I really enjoyed my work which included dealing with investors from across the globe, filing documents with Brazilian financial regulatory agencies and assisting in internal company accounting. I decided to look for another job in finance and ended up interning at boutique investment management firm in London called Marathon Investment Management the following summer. At Marathon I worked with portfolio managers to research potential investments as well as worked with client services to put together quarterly investment reviews. Once again I really enjoyed my work experience but wanted to try my hand at investment banking. I ended up securing an internship this past summer at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Leverage Finance Group. I had a fantastic summer, loved my group and found working in the high yield debt markets to be extremely exciting. Nonetheless, I found that my true passion still lay in computer science. Back at school this past fall, I began working with a number of Boston-based startups including Magnolin, a traffic analytics company, Avidest, a student freelancing website, and CodeUndercover, a new web development agency. I also began teaching Ruby on Rails weekend workshops with my coworker. I did my best to channel my inner-Sherjan and we ended up holding weekend classes at MassChallenge, BC, Tufts, WeWork and the Harvard Innovation Lab. In January, I also cofounded the company at which I currently work - GuideHire. GuideHire is an online platform to search, book and review outdoor recreation guides. As of this moment, our beta has been live for only a week so things have been extremely exciting. I have really enjoyed building my first production-level website and cofounding my first business. I have definitely been able to utilize the network and skills I picked up last summer at BAML. It has been an extremely fun past few months and I am looking forward to the future. If you are interested in computer science, startups, or just want to grab a beer/coffee feel free to reach out. I love meeting new people, especially smart and interesting ones that compose the Leaders' network.
I AM HAPPIEST WHEN...
I am meeting and connecting with new people. It is major part of the reason that I became involved with Leaders. I really enjoy hearing others' stories and being able to share mine.
I also truly love creating products. One of the reasons I decided against investment banking was because I loved the creation aspect of computer science in terms of designing and developing products as well as the startup world in terms of building a company. I did a lot of visual artwork in high school including pottery, woodwork and metal work. I find the same pleasure and creative fulfillment in designing and developing computer programs that I found in sculpting or welding. I am happy that I get to do it everyday and feel lucky that I have found something about which I feel truly passionate.