The Stanford Student’s Guide to Renting in the Bay Area

Stanford guarantees four years of on-campus housing, a really great perk given how expensive the surrounding area is: homes in Palo Alto sell for a median price of $3.3 million, and rent can be just as exorbitant. For people who return to campus for additional years (in my case, a 5th year to finish my … More The Stanford Student’s Guide to Renting in the Bay Area

Things I Learned from my Instrumental Internship

Fresh off a successful tour with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, I jumped right into my next adventure: working at Instrumental as a Business Development Intern. Instrumental creates a combined hardware and software system that solves a critical blind spot in manufacturing: lack of access to insights on the assembly line. Because of archaic data systems … More Things I Learned from my Instrumental Internship

Cubans do Entrepreneurship Better than Silicon Valley

For the past two weeks, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to go on tour to Mexico and Cuba as a violinist in the Stanford Symphony Orchestra. One thing that stood out to me during my weeklong stay in Cuba was how entrepreneurial the Cuban people I met along the way could be. Even more impressive … More Cubans do Entrepreneurship Better than Silicon Valley

Things I learned from my Summer 2016 Internships

It’s hard to believe that another summer has come and gone. As the title of this article suggests, I spent my summer working at two internships, both of which were comfortably located at the University of California, Irvine. At UCI Applied Innovation, a Chancellor-sponsored initiative focused on uniting and growing Orange County’s entrepreneurial community, I worked on Marketing Analytics as … More Things I learned from my Summer 2016 Internships

Econ in the News: Pop Culture Economics

I’ve spent a lot of time talking about my two internships this summer, but I actually have a third job that I’ve been putting some time and effort into as well. I’m working with Professor Melanie Morten to redesign her pedagogical methods in ECON1 by using pop culture references to teach foundational economic concepts. My task … More Econ in the News: Pop Culture Economics