Aanchal is a junior at the University of California, Los Angeles majoring in Business Economics, with a concentration in Value Investing. She’s spent the past two years interning at buy-side and sell-side firms with a focus on the Fintech space. Aanchal has studied and worked in Dubai, Germany, India, and Los Angeles, and in her spare time, enjoys traveling and reading.
Adia Weaver (Princeton)
Adia Weaver is a rising senior at Princeton University, majoring in Anthropology with certificates in Visual Arts and Entrepreneurship. She has completed coursework in artificial intelligence at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, as well as technical coursework at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her professional experiences include content production and creative strategy at Mass Appeal Media and the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab.
She is also the 2020 recipient of the Alex Adam ‘07 Award, the 2018-2019 Bogle Fellowship for Civic Service, and member of the 2018 Silicon Valley Tiger Trek. On campus, she has served as the Vice President of the Princeton Association of Black Women, a mentor with the Princeton University Mentoring Program (PUMP), and has worked as a Digital Learning Lab Specialist and Student Consultant at the Julian Street Library & Media Center. Adia is interested in mission-driven social ventures with innovative approaches to immersive storytelling and digital media, utilizing VR/AR/XR in addition to wearable technology.
Alex Dixon (U Penn)
Alex is a first year MBA candidate at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he spent eight years in the U.S. Navy as a Nuclear Surface Warfare Officer. During his time in the Navy he served in multiple engineering management roles on a Navy frigate and aircraft carrier. In addition, Alex qualified to operate two naval nuclear power plants. Alex is passionate about clean energy, emerging clean technology, and sustainability. At Wharton, Alex will focus on entrepreneurship and business development.
Alex is originally from the Bay Area, California. He has his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He is married with a three-year-old daughter. In his free time, he likes spending time with family, playing basketball, running and reading.
Alvin Tian (Harvard)
Alvin Tian is currently an MPA student in Harvard Kennedy School. He just completed his MBA in MIT Sloan School of Management. Before coming to the US to study, he lived and worked in the UK and China. His work experiences have spanned different expertise in the energy sector, including corporate investment, M&A and commodity trading.
Alvin is interested in the VC investments on Enterprise Service, Fintech, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency and tech innovations in global trade and logistics.
An Nguyen (UT Austin)
An is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Electrical & Computer Engineering and getting a certificate in Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship. On campus, she is part of the executive board for SELL (Social Entrepreneurship Learning Lab), a fellowship program that teaches undergraduate students how to build their own social enterprises and Co-Director of Cockrell School Cares, an organization whose mission is to promote mental health, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the engineering school. She is also biking from Texas to Alaska next summer to raise money for cancer research and support services through Texas 4000.
She is excited to be an AE Campus Capital Fellow and is interested in the space where tech and social justice intersect. Outside of class, An loves attempting to curate the perfect playlist, finding new places to eat, and streaming new shows.
Caroline Zhang (Stanford)
A California native, Caroline hails from San Diego and is currently a senior at Stanford University pursuing a BA in Economics and MS in Computer Science. She has previous investment banking and software engineering experience and has worked internationally in New York, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen. Caroline is passionate about tech-driven innovation with a focus on designing for human needs and is particularly interested in closing the digital divide in areas like education, retail, and government software.
On-campus, Caroline leads the Forum for American-Chinese Exchange at Stanford, is part of the Nominating Services committee for Stanford Women on Boards, and competes for the Club Badminton team. In her free time, she loves to go trail-running, take roadtrips, play ukulele and travel to new countries.
Didun Olukoya (Northwestern)
Didun (for short, or Diddy as he is fondly called by friends) is currently an MBA candidate at Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University. He is very passionate about solving problems and creating sustainable impact at the intersection of business and technology.
Prior to commencing his MBA at Kellogg, Didun was a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company where he served clients across multiple geographies, industries and a variety of functions such as digital strategy design & implementation, advanced analytics. He also co-authored a technical paper on data collaboration for the common good in conjunction with the World Economic Forum.
Didun is very interested in supporting technology entrepreneurship through venture capital, particularly enabling the future by backing new ways of doing things efficiently and sustainably at scale and also solving fundamental industry problems. Didun believes venture capital provides a unique opportunity to support, learn from and work with very talented entrepreneurs to shape a great and exciting future for the world we live in.
Outside of work, Didun is an enthusiastic hobbyist photographer, an avid traveler and great music enthusiast.
Elissa Choi (Barnard)
Elissa is a junior at Barnard College studying Economics and Art History. On campus, she serves on the board as a VP and analyst of two venture capital organizations and is a senior research analyst with Smart Woman Securities. She has also interned with an art startup in NYC to gain experience in art dealing within a startup space.
Elissa is particularly interested in Edtech and how new innovations can shape learning environments for different student demographics. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, exploring the boroughs of NYC, and reading contemporary literature.
Gerald Ko (UCLA)
Born and raised in Malaysia, Gerald is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree at UCLA, majoring in Computer Engineering with a technical breadth in Technology Management. Initially an Economics major, he is interested in venture capital, business, product development and everything in between. Outside of school, he also enjoys exploring the food and drink scene in Los Angeles.
Going to school in LA, the vibrant scene in Southern California has inspired Gerald's diverse take on venture capital beyond the typical software and internet space. He is particularly passionate about PropTech and FinTech, and firmly believes that these industries are ready for disruption.
Gwendolyn Purnama (UC Berkeley)
Gwendolyn Purnama is a junior at UC Berkeley studying Business & Data Science. Her experiences and interests lie in nonprofit, tech, and media/entertainment industries. She previously interned at Intel doing product marketing for their AI products and at Riot Ventures where she sourced and engaged with femtech startups. She is particularly interested in exploring SaaS, productivity, media/entertainment and e-commerce startups! Outside of school and work, she's a huge Marvel (MCU) fan, a harpist, and a part-time actress.
Jai Parson (U Michigan)
Jai is a proud New Jerseyan, but considers himself a resident of the globe. He holds a BA in Economics from Rutgers University and is currently pursuing his MBA at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He spent the majority of his career in financial services at BNY Mellon, but most recently as a strategist for a seed-stage renewable energy start-up, Aspire Power Solutions, in Nigeria.
In his leisure, he likes to learn about different cultures and eat really good food. In the VC space, he is interested in working to build platform services to support early stage companies along their growth journey.
Jeriann Gumila (U Penn)
Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, Jeriann is a rising senior at Wharton studying Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Decision Processes. Her love for startups began when she founded her own beauty tech startup, Candid Beauty, which aimed to streamline the makeup buying process. As a founder, she received the Penn Wharton Innovation Fund and the Weiss Tech House Grand Prize, and even finished as a finalist for the National AirDev Impact Challenge. At Penn, she is a member of Bell Senior Society, which is a group for leaders in the technology and entrepreneurship space.
Jeriann worked on the Platform team at ff Venture Capital in NYC and most recently interned at Boston Consulting Group; her industry interests include luxury goods, direct to consumer retail, and consumer productivity technology. Outside of being an entrepreneur, Jeriann teaches a Negotiations class, models for Penn fashion shows, and participates in beauty pageants.
Jonathan Wong (MIT)
Jonny is a second-year MBA student at MIT Sloan and earned a MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London. Prior to business school, he worked at L.E.K. Consulting in London (where he hails from) specializing in strategy and commercial due diligence engagements across multiple industries. Last summer, Jonny interned at Twitter, working on the execution of multiple cross-functional Consumer programs.
Jonny’s long-term interests are in making cities smarter, cleaner, and easier to move around, and he is looking forward to exploring investment areas related to this at MIT. In his spare time, he enjoys watching association football (“soccer") and cooking roast dinners.
Julie Shin (Princeton)
Julie Shin is a rising junior at Princeton University, majoring in Sociology with certificates in Entrepreneurship, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Dance. She is very passionate about media marketing strategies, creative spaces, and women led startups. Right now, she hopes to further explore fashion tech, especially as it relates to rethinking sustainability and today's changing consumption habits.
Jungduk Seo (Northwestern)
Jungduk is currently a 2nd year MBA candidate at the Kellogg School of Management, where she is focused on early-stage health tech strategy and investment. At Kellogg, she serves as the VP of Start-Up Fair for Kellogg’s Business of Healthcare Conference and VP of Operations for the Women’s Business Association. Prior to Kellogg, Jungduk majored in Operations Research Engineering at Cornell and spent 5 years in healthcare strategy consulting in Boston.
Jungduk grew up in Bethesda, MD and in her free time, she enjoys hiking & camping with her twin sister, reading narrative nonfiction, and eating peanut butter on basically everything.
Logan McColl (U Virginia)
Logan is currently in the final year of his dual MD-MBA program at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Darden School of Business and will be applying to the 2021 Residency Match in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. During his medical training Logan has worked on a variety translational research projects, including leading a project where he developed a novel surgical implant to enhance craniofacial bone regeneration. Logan’s interests include medical device design and innovation, with an emphasis on translating laboratory research into patient-centric, cost-effective solutions. Prior to beginning medical school, Logan completed a double major in Biochemistry and Economics at the University of Washington.
Logan originally hails from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and spends his free time scuba diving, hiking, and pickling.
Matthew Woodrow (Duke)
Matt Woodrow is a second-year MBA candidate at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Prior to business school, Matt was a Green Beret in the Army Special Forces where he served four tours in the Middle East. He is passionate about biotech startups, blockchain, and autonomous vehicles. During his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and one-year-old son.
Rebecca Kann (Barnard)
Rebecca is a senior at Barnard College studying Neuroscience and Behavior and minoring in Jewish Studies. She cares deeply about health care access and patient education, and believes that investments in Medtech start-ups can help democratize medicine and improve patient care.
On campus, Rebecca is a representative on Columbia University's Student Governing Board. In her free time, she loves to swim, hike, and travel.
Ryan Adami (UC Berkeley)
Ryan is a sophomore from Los Angeles, California, studying computer science and economics at UC Berkeley. He is involved in a student-run strategy consulting organization and the Daily Californian, which is the Berkeley school newspaper.
In his free time, he enjoys attending music festivals with friends, making music, and going to the beach. He is particularly interested in emerging AI and blockchain startup technologies as well as the crucial role venture capital plays in supporting these fields.
Sean Lee (Georgetown)
For a number of years, Sean has led business operations at Red Herring, hosting and vetting hundreds of high-growth international startups and serves as an external strategist at Explorer Acquisitions, a SPAC sponsor for pre-IPO tech companies. Sean is also currently pursuing an MS in Technology Management at Georgetown University, where he is focusing on entrepreneurship, technology, and venture capital. Sean is passionate about the digital transformation of education, finance, and insurance in emerging markets.
Sean holds a BA in Economics from University of California, San Diego and is born and raised from Los Angeles, CA. In his spare time, Sean enjoys spending time with family, exercising, and traveling to new countries.
Steven Khakshouri (U Michigan)
Steven is a third-year undergraduate pursuing his BBA with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. Interested in the intersection of business and software, Steven has experience working in SaaS from both an operational and investing lens through his internships these past two summers at a startup and in growth equity.
On campus, he is active in the entrepreneurial community through his past startup and involvement in a pro-bono consulting club. On a personal level, he relishes quality eats, travel, and his boyhood soccer team of Liverpool.
Suhayl Chettih (Harvard)
Suhayl has always been really interested in the potential of technology to improve the world, an interest which has taken him across many industries and continents. After growing up outside of NYC and getting a BA in Political Economy from Georgetown University in Washington DC, he started management consulting at McKinsey in Dubai, UAE. In 2016 he left McKinsey to co-found SINGA Business Lab, a non-profit entrepreneurship incubator working with migrant and refugee entrepreneurs in Berlin, Germany. In Berlin he also served as co-CEO of Strokemark, an early stage healthcare start-up building a digital stroke recovery platform, before returning to the US in 2019 start my MBA at Harvard, from where he will graduate in May 2021.
Suhayl is particularly interested in new technologies that drive impactful, positive change in major legacy industries, and is very excited about advances like cellular agriculture disrupting the meat industry or mass timber transforming construction. The built environment specifically he finds very interesting and a high potential area for new software services and advances in technology to create massive value and drive fundamental change.
Wavian Li (U Chicago)
Wavian Li is a rising junior at The University of Chicago, studying economics and global studies. Her family's entrepreneurial background fostered her passion for global startup ecosystems at a young age. As a result, she's currently interested in emerging market ventures in Asia. Her VC interests also extend to the CPG industry due to a previous internship at an oatmeal startup!