I graduated from Cornell University with a major in Information Science and a minor in Business in May 2015. Technology has been my passion since I was 14, when I began tinkering with Windows XP and various video editing programs.
My proficiency & absorption in technology grew during high school, when I took my first web development & computer science courses. The Motorola Razr spurred my affinity for hardware in general, and mobile phones in particular. When Apple unveiled the first iPhone in 2007, my enthusiasm for technology morphed into the full-blown obsession which continues to the present.
I built my first website in 2008, and my first computer in 2009. During college, I learned that although I like to write the code for websites as well as tinker with hardware, my true fascination is the process of conceiving a product and executing on the idea in order to create an optimal experience for the user. This led to me becoming a Product Manager.
My first experience with a real-world project and product management work began in 2013 with my first startup, daapr. I was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at daapr. During my tenure, I learned how to write production-quality code as well as recruit and manage an eingeering team. We used Agile Development to build features & fix bugs. Daapr was a true test of dedication & perseverance: pushing to create a great product, while a full-time college student. This experience provided the credentials for my next venture at eBay, inc. You can read about my experience and learnings from daapr in my blog.
In addition to daapr, I also have experience as the Chief Information Officer for MacroFuel Food. My responsibilities predominantly covered building & managing our web presence & online store. I also contributed to the team's sales, marketing and fundraising. You can read about what I learned from MacroFuel in my retrospective.
I interned as a Product Manager on eBay's Mobile Team during the summer of 2014. I started full-time at eBay on the Verticals Team in September 2015. I worked on the SEO & Browse experience on both eBay's site & mobile applications from 2015-2016. My first year I built SEO-tailored experiences and overhauled the existing Browse Experience. In 2017 I worked on Top-Level Category Browsing, eBay Stores and eBay Garage as a part of the Verticals team. In 2018, I am working on Navigation and New User Acquisition focusing on Mobile Web on the Browse & Engagement team.
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