Tell us about yourself.
I grew up in Philadelphia, (sorry to any Patriots fans!) and came to BU in 2014. I enjoy traveling, politics, and consider myself quite the sports fanatic. At BU I was a member of the Questrom Honors Program, spent time on Questrom Student Government, wrote for the Boston Political Review, served as a Questrom Dean’s Host, and E-Host. Like many at Questrom, I originally envisioned a career in Finance. After Interning in the summer of 2015 for an NGO in India, I spent my next two summers at Fidelity Investments and The Vanguard Group respectively, before eventually choosing to take “the road less traveled.”
Tell us about your experience while at BU.
Choosing BU and Questrom was the best decision of my life. When I decided to join the Terrier community, I was thrilled to be a part of a program tailored to my exact desires, all taking place in one of the best cities in the world. I got involved in activities on campus right from the get-go, and spent time with my academic advisor to uniquely blueprint my next four years. I made friends I will be able depend on forever, and memories that will last a lifetime. Every period of time has ups and downs, but upon reflecting, I would not change anything about my BU experience.
What is your current occupation?
I am currently an International Strategy Analyst for Niu Technologies- a Chinese tech start-up that designs and retails smart, 100% electric smart scooters (think Vespa) globally. I conduct market research and analyze the best strategies for the company to enter new markets.
What are your career goals and future plans?
I joined Niu Technologies for their launch event of two new models in Paris, France at the beginning of June. It was amazing to be able to hold a worldwide event at the Louvre Museum. From there, I journeyed with a few colleagues to Berlin, Germany where we presented our vision for the future of urban mobility at the annual Tech Open Air conference. Currently, I am based in Beijing, China, until we open our European offices, most likely in Barcelona, Spain, at the end of the year. I envision my time at Niu to last 3-5 years, before returning to the United States to earn my MBA.
The best mistake you ever made was…
Leaving things to the last minute early in my college career…it was a good wake up call to change my habits, and learn my own time-management skills. It paid huge dividends in for my workload for the duration of my tenure at BU.
How do you define success?
Being fulfilled to a point where it is not a labor to get out of bed in the morning.
August 10, 2018
The Road Less Traveled
The Road Less Traveled is a site dedicated to sharing stories of BU Alumni and the unique paths they take after graduation and aims to help student’s on their path to choose the right career.