Background

OUR VALUES


Impact 

Challenge the most ambitious engineers to solve pressing global problems.

Enable talented engineers to create a meaningful impact within their company.

Exclusively partner with high-impact companies.




Sincerity

Holistically understand our candidates and clients to connect them to the right opportunities.

Build open and honest relationships with all parties involved through clear communication of our expectations, motivational alignment, and business model.

Create the best matches by representing clients and candidates accurately.



Long-Term

Prioritize the ultimate goals of our VCs, clients, candidates, and team members above any short-term gains.

We want to build long-term relationships with everyone we work with and support them throughout their journey.

Unite a diverse network of motivated individuals to facilitate continued, long-term collaboration. 

SF Team

Baris Akis
  • Baris Akis
    Co-Founder & Managing Partner
    Stanford

    Baris Akis currently serves as the Managing Partner of NavTalent. Baris co-founded NavTalent to connect his peers with very exciting startups and create a better recruiting experience for everyone involved in the process. Baris is a senior in Computer Science with AI concentration. Baris co-founded a startup during his freshman year and sold it in his Sophomore year. This experience pushed him to study Computer Science. Baris is truly passionate about social entrepreneurship and using business principles to create social impact. He co-founded Stanford Social Entrepreneurial Students’ Association during his freshman year and led it for 3 years. He genuinely enjoys meeting new individuals so if you see him around Coupa or CoHo just say Hello!

Subarna Bhattacharjee
  • Subarna Bhattacharjee
    Strategy & Ops Lead
    UIUC


    Subarna graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2017 with a degree in Economics and Computer Science. In school, Subarna worked with several organizations and university members to help create an enthusiasm for entrepreneurship in the community. In the past, she has worked with startups, within the country and abroad, to design marketing strategies and services. Subarna enjoys meeting new people and learning about their experiences - she says that's what motivates her and keeps her going. During her free time, she loves to do yoga, go for brunches and explore new places.

Adi Melamed
  • Adi Melamed
    University & Operations
    Brown

    Adi is an associate for the Brown University Nav Talent team. He is a sophomore at Brown, majoring in Economics and has taken classes in over 10 departments. Born and raised in northern NJ, Adi attended a public magnet school for Science and Technology where he became interested in computational neuroscience. Now, Adi is interested in social entrepreneurship that focuses on building community, redefining education, and cultivating fun, play and "positive nonconformity". He currently runs the One Salon chapter at Brown, an intellectual and experiential community that features improv, games and weekly speakers from the around the community.

Brandon Beckhardt
  • Brandon Beckhardt
    Partner
    Stanford



    Brandon graduated Stanford class of 2016, where he studied Computer Science. After graduation, Brandon worked on encryption and optical character recognition projects at Lending Club as a software engineer. Brandon is now a partner at Nav Talent and focuses on ensuring we’re making the best possible matches between companies and engineers.

Milad Razavi
  • Milad Razavi
    Head of University & Chief Happiness Officer
    Berkeley


    Milad works closely with Nav Talent’s beautiful community of associates and ambassadors. He received his B.S. from UC Berkeley, and having fallen in love with Cal, decided to continue his education there and get a Master’s in engineering management. Driven by a desire to have fun while making an impact, he’s coordinated sustainability movements with the White House, published a book to raise money for education, and even represented the U.S. in a global travel competition hosted by Red Bull. When he’s not training for Iron Man competitions, you can find him following his deepest passion: starting dance circles.

Jordie Hannel
Pasha Minkovsky
  • Pasha Minkovsky
    Junior Partner
    Berkeley





    Pasha is Berkeley Computer Science ‘18 and he is currently on a leave of absence to work as a partner at Nav Talent. Previous to joining Nav Talent he was working at Digital Genius’ ML research team in London.


Berkeley

Dipsikha Halder
  • Dipsikha Halder
    associate
    Berkeley

    Dipsikha is a UC Berkeley senior who studies Computer Science and is passionate about art, design, and technology. Dipsikha's past experiences including engineering internships at Pinterest and Facebook, as well as the KPCB Fellowship. In her free time, she loves exploring big cities with her camera and trying new restaurants.

Walt Leung
  • Walt Leung
    Campus Director
    Berkeley

    Walt is a Computer Science and Business double major at UC Berkeley interested in applying new technological advancements in computer science to other industries. He has a background in academia and now looks forward to working with organizations at the frontier of sectors such as virtual reality and space. Walt is currently working in venture capital with Pear Ventures and will be helping Nav Talent grow at one of its biggest campuses. Outside of work, Walt is a fan of Big Talk and loves to travel, wanting to one day visit all 196 countries and hike the Pacific Crest Trail.

Olivia Koshy
  • Olivia Koshy
    associate
    Berkeley

    Olivia is a junior at UC Berkeley studying Computer Science. She's passionate about people and technology and the intersection of the two. This has lead to her involvement as an Exec of Machine Learning at Berkeley and her research in social and behavioral psychology. In her free time she loves to adventure and experience new things, whether it be a new country, new places, new people or new food.

Malhar Patel
  • Malhar Patel
    Campus Director
    Berkeley

    Malhar is an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science major at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a cofounder of Memora Health, a digital health company that automates patient follow-up and triage. He is also the Berkeley liaison for Canvas Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm. On campus, he is the External VP of Space Technologies at Cal, a student organization in collaboration with NASA and Blue Origin to design and launch space technologies and research,  and researches deep reinforcement learning algorithms at the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory. He enjoys taekwondo, intramural soccer, and burritos.

Jacky Lu
  • Jacky Lu
    associate
    Berkeley

    Jacky is a junior studying EECS at UC Berkeley. He's involved with the Projects and Creative team at the Daily Californian, and has worked in a variety of non-profits and startups in areas such as product design, machine learning and branding. In his spare time, he loves drawing portraits of rappers and spending quality time with his plant.

Cynthia Tien
  • Cynthia Tien
    associate
    Berkeley

    Cynthia is a third-year studying Computer Science and Chemical Engineering at UC Berkeley. She’s interested in data science, and how to use these methods to solve problems outside of just the tech industry. On campus, she’s very involved with the Society of Women Engineers. In her free time, she enjoys eating, cooking, hiking and traveling.

Shashank Bhargava
  • Shashank Bhargava
    associate
    Berkeley

    Shashank Bhargava is a senior at UC Berkeley with an interest in applying concepts from CS and statistics to other industries. In the past he has worked in both the KPCB and hackNY fellowships, getting a chance to experience the best the two largest startup hubs in the United States have to offer. Shashank one day dreams of sailing across the Atlantic.

Kireet Agrawal
  • Kireet Agrawal
    associate
    Berkeley

    Kireet is an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science major at UC Berkeley interested in building useful applications with advanced technologies, specifically in the fields of ML, Robotics, blockchain, and large scalable systems. He is currently working on space technology by building high altitude balloons and microgravity experiments with Blue Origin. He loves traveling, backpacking, Ultimate Frisbee, drone photography, and scuba diving!


Brown

Valentin Perez
  • Valentin Perez
    Campus Director
    Brown

    Valentin is a junior at Brown studying CS and Applied Math. In the past he's been an organizer for Hack@Brown, founder of the Startup@Brown conference, and co-president of the Brown Entrepreneurship Program. He really likes making iOS apps and he's worked at Uber as a KPCB fellow and at a startup in NYC as a hackNY fellow. He loves reading articles, listening to books, and playing soccer or tennis. He also loves helping people make more impact.

Noah Hashmi
  • Noah Hashmi
    associate
    Brown

    Noah is a sophomore at Brown studying Computer Science and Applied Math. He likes to play basketball, read books, and binge watch Netflix in his free time.

Zachary Horvitz
  • Zachary Horvitz
    associate
    Brown

    A Seattlite, born and raised. My passions lie in humanities and computer science, and the intersection of the two. I am especially interested in leveraging computational methods to both parse language and culture, and produce tools for general use.

Tiffany Chen
  • Tiffany Chen
    associate
    Brown

    Hi! I'm currently a junior studying CS and Economics, with a special interest in design, education, and healthcare. In my free time I enjoy running, working out, making art, woodworking, meeting new people, going out, and trying new things. (:

Trushitha Narla
Yuta Arai
  • Yuta Arai
    associate
    Brown

    Yuta is a junior at Brown studying Computer Engineering. He likes to play soccer, longboard, and take photos in his free time.

Valentina Cano
  • Valentina Cano
    associate
    Brown

    Valentina is a junior at Brown studying Computer Science and Development Studies. Originally from Venezuela, she is interested in international development, education, mental health, data science and UI/UX. In her free time she enjoys exploring new cuisines, hiking, and listening to her favorite salsa song: El Raton, by Cheo Feliciano.


Caltech

Ayaana Sikora
  • Ayaana Sikora
    Campus Director
    Caltech

    Ayaana Sikora is a junior at Caltech studying Computer Science and BEM (Business, Economics and Management). She is currently a member of Caltech's oldest acapella group, called Out of Context, and is the secretary and Head UCC (Caltech undergrad RA) of Fleming House (one of Caltech's 8 undergraduate houses). Outside of academics, she loves to travel, explore LA, engage in foodie adventures and watch everything on Netflix/HBO.

Tara Shankar
Vinci Chen
  • Vinci Chen
    Campus Director
    Caltech

    Vinci Chen is a junior at Caltech majoring in Computer Science and Business, Economics, & Management. She is also a co-captain of the Caltech women's tennis team and the president of Fleming (one of the 8 undergraduate houses at Caltech). In her free time, she likes watching hedgehog videos and attending to her succulents.

Abraham Hussain
  • Abraham Hussain
    associate
    Caltech

    Abraham Hussain is a sophomore at Caltech studying Computer Science. He enjoys working out, going out with friends, and learning more about new technologies. Most of his interest are in the realms of machine learning and data science. He has spent two summers working at The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and will be spending the summer of 2017 working at a start up called Wallaby in Los Angeles.


CMU

Kishan Patel
  • Kishan Patel
    Campus Director
    CMU

    Kishan Patel is a Junior at Carnegie Mellon University studying Statistics, Computer Science and Human Computer Interaction. He help found TEDxCMU and led the organization of the TEDx 2017 conference at CMU as President. He is very involved in the entrepreneurship scene at CMU and is on the board of the Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Club helping to organize startup hackathons and an annual business plan competition. He will be interning at Slack this summer as a Software Engineering intern. During his spare time, he loves to play basketball, parkour, bake, bartend, and participate in hackathons.

Zach Dejene
  • Zach Dejene
    associate
    CMU

    Whats up everyone! I'm Zach and I'm a Sophomore studying Information Systems @ CMU. I have a deep love for traveling and I'm a huge sneakerhead. I'm currently the president of a multicultural org here on campus, a TA for the introductory IS class, and i'm also involved in greek life. This summer, i'll be working for Boeing in Seattle as a TPM. If anyone will be in the area, lets meet up!

Kevin Chon
  • Kevin Chon
    associate
    CMU

    Kevin is a senior studying ECE looking to do a Masters in ECE. Interested in machine learning, startups, trading, poker, travelling.

Sid Malladi
  • Sid Malladi
    associate
    CMU

    Sid Malladi is a junior at Carnegie Mellon University and an Associate at Nav Talent. He is majoring in Information Systems with minors in Physics & Business. He enjoys hacking together side projects, reading sci-fi novels, hiking, and traveling. Incoming Associate Product Manager Intern at Yelp (Summer 2017)

Afshaan Mazagonwalla
  • Afshaan Mazagonwalla
    associate
    CMU

    Afshaan is a Master's student in ECE at CMU working at the intersection of neuroscience and machine learning. She loves drama, musical theatre and meeting new people.

Richard Chiang
  • Richard Chiang
    associate
    CMU

    Hey all, I'm a Junior at Carnegie Mellon University studying Statistics and Computer Science. I will be interning at Microsoft this summer as a Software Engineering intern. I like to move it move it.

Stella Han
  • Stella Han
    associate
    CMU

    Stella Han is a sophomore studying Computer Science and Machine Learning at CMU. She is the president of the CMU Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Association and the director of the CMU Venture Challenge, an international business plan competition hosted by CMU.

Daniel Zheng
  • Daniel Zheng
    associate
    Pitt

    Dan is a sophomore Computer Engineering major at the University of Pittsburgh. He is an officer in the Pitt CS club and an organizer of Pitt's healthcare hackathon. He enjoys meeting new people and seeing what they're passionate about! This summer, he will beworking abroad at CERN developing software for the ATLAS collaboration as part of a Pitt particle physics research group.

Praneet Dutta
  • Praneet Dutta
    associate
    CMU

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Sakshi Gupta
  • Sakshi Gupta
    associate
    CMU

    Masters student in Information Systems Management at CMU. I'm interested in Data Science and Finance.This year, I'm looking forward to my internship, tenure as President of Finance Club and NavTalent.

Bili Sun
  • Bili Sun
    associate
    CMU

    Bili Sun is an Associate at CMU NavTalent. He is a sophmore studying Computer Science and Machine Learning at CMU. He has previously worked at Quora, and will be working at Facebook over the summer. On campus, he's involved in the Undergraduate Student Senate.


Columbia

Vedant Dharnidharka
Alana Anderson
  • Alana Anderson
    Associate
    Columbia

    Alana is a junior studying computer science at Columbia University. In the past, she has worked on the R&D team at Natera and the product team at AppDynamics. Most recently, she led product development for Blend’s first new loan product (home equity). In her spare time, she enjoys meeting with founders, exploring new products, and eating quality sushi.

James Xue
  • James Xue
    Associate
    Columbia

    James graduated from Columbia University in 2017 as a CS major, and will be pursuing his Master's in CS in the fall. He is working at Nova, a startup in SF for the summer of 2017. James is actively involved with the Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs (CORE) and enjoys serving as a mentor for undergraduate students interested in tech and entrepreneurship at Columbia.


Duke

Edwin Bodge
  • Edwin Bodge
    Campus Director
    Duke

    Edwin Bodge is Duke University’s Campus Director for Nav Talent. He is a Junior at Duke University studying Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science. On campus, he serves as the President of Engineering Student Government, where he manages the funding of engineering organizations and develops events pushing entrepreneurship and corporate networking. He is predominantly interested Product Management, and will be interning with Duolingo this coming summer in Pittsburgh, PA.

Rob Martorano
  • Rob Martorano
    associate
    Duke

    Rob Martorano is an associate of Duke University Nav Talent. His is a junior pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science as well as a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He spent last summer as a Software Engineering Intern at Google in Mountain View, CA and will be returning this summer to work on ecommerce automation. He currently is working on a senior thesis focusing on mobile healthcare. He also is working on a side project to help teach CS principles to middle schoolers called Codestory, a Changeworks Social Innovation grand prize winner. Back as a first semester sophomore, he co-taught a full credit Duke Computer Science class on web development. In his free time he is an avid Duke Basketball fan.


Harvard

Elizabeth
  • Zabie Elmgren
    2017 Campus Director
    Harvard

    Zabie is an Associate at Nav Talent. She is a junior majoring in computer science at Harvard University with a secondary in economics originally for California. Zabie has interned at a number of large tech companies in the Bay Area and in Washington DC, and plans on moving to NYC or back to the Bay Area after graduation. Zabie is on the Harvard-Radcliffe Varsity Rowing Team and sat stroke seat of the First Varsity Eight at the Ivy League Championships in 2016. She has been skiing at Squaw Valley since she was 2 years-old and was a competitive extreme skier before college..

Yong Li Dich
  • Yong Li Dich
    Associate
    Harvard

    Emily is an associate at Nav Talent from San Leandro, California. She is a sophomore pursuing a joint concentration in computer science and folklore and mythology. She organized HackHarvard and was co-chair of WiCs's annual WECode. She's interested in the start up culture and the intersection between business, technology, and health as well as education and tech. She hopes to dive more into the graphic realm of computer science (VR/AR/Product design/UI/UX) as well as AI/ML. She'll be in Wisconsin working with General Electric: Healthcare, doing software engineering for business data analytics.

Jamie Chen
  • Jamie Chen
    associate
    Harvard

    Jamie Chen is an associate at Nav Talent originally from Palo Alto, California. She is a sophomore currenlty pursuing a joint major in computer science and philosophy at Harvard University. She lived in China for eight years, and at Harvard she is a tech associate and executive sports editor for the Crimson as well as involved with the Harvard China Forum. She is interested in the intersection of business and technology, especially from a global perspective, and this summer she will be doing research on economic policy and globalization in China in the past 50 years at Harvard Business School.

Jessica Pointing
Melia Henderson
  • Melia Henderson
    associate
    Harvard

    Melia Henderson is an associate at Nav Talent and was born and raised in Oakland, California. She is a sophmore at Harvard studying computer science with a possible secondary in african american studies. She will be working in Berkeley, CA this summer at Trilogy, a tech start up that makes software products for non profits and governmental agencies. On campus, she works for Harvard University Information Technology Services (HUIT) and is involved with Politics of Race and Ethnicity (PRE), Harvard Organization for Prison Education and Reform (HOPE), Developers for Development (D4D) and Women in Computer Science (WICS). She is super excited to be part of the Nav Talent team!

Spencer Evans
  • Spencer Evans
    associate
    Harvard

    Spencer is an associate at Nav Talent hailing from Mill Valley, California - just north of San Francisco. He is a junior at Harvard majoring in Computer science with a secondary in Energy and Environment. He is interested in all things tech, but is particularly passionate about clean energy/sustainability, travel related tech, and fintech. He is an avid and resourceful traveler, finding creative and unique ways to fund his adventures to South America, Europe, and in this coming summer, Asia. Spencer is also a member of the Harvard Varsity Lacrosse team which is perennially ranked in the top 25 nationally.


MIT

Mehmet Efe Akengin
  • Mehmet Efe Akengin
    2017 Campus Director
    MIT

    Mehmet Efe Akengin is a founding partner of MIT Nav Talent. He is a junior at MIT majoring in EECS. Efe is from Istanbul, Turkey. His current interest in CS is applications of AI. On campus, he brings together his entrepreneurial friends on campus through his Tea Parties, organizes events to promote entrepreneurship on campus and works on side projects. Efe has observed that his classmates at MIT are not exposed to the startup scene enough and they end up choosing to work for big companies without having the startup options on the table. He believes that Nav Talent can establish the startup presence on campus. On his free times, he enjoys reading, having thought-provoking discussions and running.

Jackie Xu
  • Jacqueline Xu
    associate
    MIT

    Jackie Xu is a senior at MIT studying computer science, with particular interests in AI, entrepreneurship, health, education, and community. On campus, she has explored many of her interests as a founder of MIT Women in EECS, a director of Camp Kesem at MIT (a free camp serving the children of cancer patients), an assistant teacher with Teach for America, and a singer in a jazz a cappella group. With a life goal of empowering other people, Jackie joined Nav Talent to connect more of her peers to incredible startups where their interests are met and their talent can bring greater impact.

Jessy Lin
Kamoya Ikhofua
  • Kamoya Ikhofua
    associate
    MIT

    Kamoya is an Associate of MIT Nav Talent. He is a junior at MIT studying Computer Science. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria but lives in New Jersey. Kamoya likes to exercise, write code, eat dinner with friends and dance to music in his room or at parties.

Katherine Wang
  • Katherine Wang
    associate
    MIT

    Katherine Wang is a sophomore at MIT from Chapel Hill, NC. She is majoring in Computer Science and minoring in History (focusing on the modern Middle East) and Management. She loves learning about the potential impact companies in tech may have. She interned at a company (Dexcom) that created continuous glucose monitoring systems for diabetes and will be interning at Google this summer. She is Career Development Chair for MIT Society of Women Engineers and involved in MIT TechX, Women Business Leaders, and her sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. She loves cooking, running, playing golf, and supporting Duke basketball.

Jessy Lin
  • Rose Wang
    associate
    MIT

    Rose is junior majoring in Computer Science at MIT. She is interested in computer systems and design and data mining. She also enjoys hiking, skiing, swimming, zumba-ing, traveling, and meeting new people!

Luana Lopes Lara
Puneeth Meruva
  • Puneeth Meruva
    associate
    MIT

    Hi, my name is Puneeth and I am a current sophomore at MIT studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I am passionate about Control Systems, AI, and Entrepreneurship as they deal with Robotics and the Automotive Industry. I grew in Germany, so in my free time, he enjoys playing and watching Soccer. I also like to work out, sing, and cook.


Penn

Daniel Moreno
  • Daniel Moreno
    Campus Director
    Penn

    Daniel is a junior in the M&T program at Penn studying Computer Science and Entrepreneurship. He is originally from Colombia and is passionate about design, artificial intelligence and typography. Outside Nav Talent, Daniel works on his freelance web design company Enclave as head of design.

Santiago Buenahora
  • Santiago Buenahora
    Associate
    Penn

    Santi is a Junior at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Computer Science. He grew up in Rye, New York and is originally from Bogotá, Colombia. At Penn, he is on the executive board of Hack4Impact, a student nonprofit that builds software for socially impactful organizations. Outside of school, Santi is passionate about startups and reading.

Micah Zirn
  • Micah Zirn
    associate
    Penn

    Micah is a sophomore in the M&T program at Penn studying Computer Science, Finance, and Entrepreneurial Management. From Connecticut, he is passionate about healthcare tech, for both physical and mental health. Outside of schoolwork, he staffs at a peer-to-peer helpline, does freelance web development for healthcare projects, and plays and watches soccer.

Natalie Wiegand
  • Natalie Wiegand
    associate
    Penn

    Natalie is a rising sophomore studying CS in the Engineering school at UPenn, originally from California. Natalie is passionate about bridging the gender gap in CS and is a founder and mentor of the Girls Who Code club at the PennAlexander school where she teaches JavaScript, Python, HTML and CSS and creates sense of community in the whole group to foster continued interest in CS.


Princeton

Vincent Po
  • Vincent Po
    Campus Director
    Princeton

    Vincent is a junior studying Electrical Engineering with certificates in Robotics and Computer Science. Most of his time is spent directing and leading TigerLaunch, Princeton's national entrepreneurship competition and the largest of its kind in the country. He's also a professional photographer around campus and beyond, regularly shooting for student groups, conferences, weddings, and even the White House once.

Chris Hsu
Cathy Chen
  • Cathy Chen
    associate
    Princeton

    Cathy is a junior studying Computer Science, with minors in Neuroscience, Statistics & Machine Learning, and Applied Math. She thinks neuroscience is extraordinarily cool and is interested in applications of machine learning to neuroscientific questions. She loves running, playing violin, and tennis.

Pablo Gutierrez
  • Pablo Gutierrez
    Campus Director
    Princeton

    Pablo is a junior at Princeton University majoring in Computer Science with certificates in Finance and Engineering & Management Systems. For the past two years he led and directed the National Endurance Sports Summit, a conference for high-endurance athletes held annually at Princeton University. During his sophomore year he helped start the Princeton Fintech Club and now works as a Technical Project Lead for the club. He is an avid golfer and a big sports fan (especially football and soccer).

Cindy Liu
  • Cindy Liu
    Associate
    Princeton

    Cindy Liu is a junior studying Computer Science at Princeton. She loves watching and making documentaries, as well as doing street photography when she travels.

Zachary Liu
Luisa Goytia
  • Luisa Goytia
    Associate
    Princeton

    Vincent is a junior studying Electrical Engineering with certificates in Robotics and Computer Science. Most of his time is spent directing and leading TigerLaunch, Princeton's national entrepreneurship competition and the largest of its kind in the country. He's also a professional photographer around campus and beyond, regularly shooting for student groups, conferences, weddings, and even the White House once.

Gustavo Mezquita
  • Gustavo Mezquita
    Associate
    Princeton

    Gustavo is a sophomore at Princeton University majoring in Computer Science with a certificate in Finance and Statistics & Machine Learning. He's interested in sustainable energy, ecommerce, and fintech, and he's a co-founder of Princeton Fintech club. He's also a sports enthusiast, practicing kitesurfing, kick boxing and running.


Stanford

Belce Dogru
  • Belce Dogru
    Ambassador
    Stanford

    Belce is a sophomore at Stanford majoring in Computer Science, with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence, and minoring in Mandarin Chinese. She lived in Turkey and Hong Kong while growing up. Belce is passionate about the intersection of tech entrepreneurship and social impact. In the past, she founded an NGO in Hong Kong and ran projects in Indonesia, China, Philippines and Hong Kong. She is teaching two new student-run classes (CS51/52 at Stanford) geared towards using technology for non-profits and social good. She will be interning at Dropbox this summer. In her free time, Belce likes taking on ambitious personal challenges like running a half-marathon, backpacking in a foreign country, or not burning anything while baking.

Brandon Yang
Brexton Pham
  • Brexton Pham
    associate
    Stanford

    Brexton Pham is an Associate at NavTalent. He is a junior studying artificial intelligence and linguistics at Stanford University, with an emphasis on natural language processing and data. He has done NLP and data work at a variety of companies in the Bay Area, but hopes to pursue a data-focused role at a smaller company post-grad or a nonprofit. He joined NavTalent because he believes that there’s simultaneously so many great startups and companies that aren’t being recognized by great talent and also a huge pool of great talent that isn’t being acknowledged by the tech industry (i.e. the lack in actual diversity), and wants to somehow bridge the gap between the two. Brexton is an avid competitive eater, distance runner, and ping pong player.

Emma An
  • Emma An
    associate
    Stanford

    Emma is a first-year Grad in Electrical Engineering at Stanford. She had expierences with both startups and big tech companies, as well as venture capitals. She currently serves in Computer forum as a student embassador and ACSSS. She loves movies, books and all outdoor activities.

Amy Shen
Sumit Minocha
  • Sumit Minocha
    Associate
    Stanford

    Sumit is an associate at Nav Talent from San Jose who is interested in the venture capital, cryptocurrency, and stock market investment spheres. At Stanford University, he is a Computer Science masters student (AI concentration) that studied Electrical Engineering as an undergraduate. In VC, Sumit has explored investment frameworks as they relate to concepts discussed in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s “Antifragile” as well as Kevin Kelly’s “The Inevitable.” One such model involves investing in antifragile entities (systems that gain from volatility, i.e. black swan events), or equivalently, at the intersection of inevitability and chance. In the future, he hopes to research topological implications of large datasets as well as blockchain applications such as decentralized prediction markets. Sumit also enjoys learning about sports analytics, and is an avid dancer, poker player, and chai tea drinker.

Aneesh Pappu
  • Aneesh Pappu
    Associate
    Stanford

    Aneesh is a junior at Stanford studying AI and Philosophy. He's spent time working as a VC at 8VC, an engineer at Slack, and most recently as a data scientist at Tinder. He joined the Nav team because he believes that talented students can add significant value to new ventures, and that traditional startup recruiting paths don't capture all talent. In his free time Aneesh is an avid dancer and ping pong player. 

Chiraag Sumanth
  • Chiraag Sumanth
    associate
    Stanford

    Chiraag Sumanth is an Associate at NavTalent. He is currently a first year Master's student in Computer Science specializing at the intersection of AI and Systems. Chiraag is a strong believer in using technology to solve global challenges such as in food, and healthcare. He is also a Warriors fan, loves motorsports and all things Car!

Max Wang
  • Max Wang
    Campus Director
    Stanford

    Max Wang is a senior at Stanford studying computer science and will be coterming in Management Science and Engineering. He is interested in healthcare and water issues.

Claire Shu
  • Claire Shu
    associate
    Stanford

    Claire is a sophomore studying computer science at Stanford. She is interested in the intersection of design and psychology, leading her to specialize in Human Computer Interaction. Previously, she was involved in organizing TreeHacks, working in various initiatives to create an inclusive and open culture. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, hand lettering, and cooking.

Nancy Xu
  • Nancy Xu
    associate
    Stanford

    Nancy is a Stanford sophomore studying Math + Computer Science w/ a minor in History. She serves as President of Stanford's Women in CS (WiCS) and ACM and is passionate about promoting diversity in tech. Nancy's experiences include working as a VC at ZhenFund, as well as product and engineering roles at companies like Facebook, Neighborly, and other start-up ventures. She is interested in applications of AI, technology ethics, venture capital, biotech, etc.

Kat Gregory
  • Kat Gregory
    Associate
    Stanford

    Kat is a Computer Science coterm at Stanford University, where she focuses on the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Kat gets a kick out of combining logic and creativity to solve cool problems and has interned with Google Translate and WhatsApp, among others. She is passionate about teaching, particularly ethics and introductory CS. When not training for an ironman or finding excuses to get away with researching awesome things like chocolate, Sacha Baron Cohen, and pirates, Kat loves to travel, ski, and adventure.

Allen Hosler
Rishi Bedi
  • Rishi Bedi
    associate
    Stanford

    Rishi Bedi is an Associate at NavTalent. He’s a senior at Stanford University majoring in Computer Science with a focus in Biocomputation, and minoring in History. Academically, he’s primarily interested in leveraging computer science to accelerate the rate of discovery in biomedicine. He’s worked on drug development at Johns Hopkins University, machine learning for multiple sclerosis diagnostics at Novartis, and computational immunology projects at Stanford and Distributed Bio. Additionally, Rishi is interested in space exploration - specifically, how modern space policy can be designed to support the democratization of space - he designed and taught a class at Stanford on this topic. Rishi also founded Stanford's first national hackathon, TreeHacks, and remains involved with promoting hacking culture amongst engineering communities on campus.

Russell Kaplan
  • Russell Kaplan
    Ambassador
    Stanford

    Russell is an associate at Nav Talent from New York City whose life goal is to crack general artificial intelligence. He's currently a senior at Stanford majoring in Computer Science with an AI concentration, with past stints at Dropbox and MongoDB. At Stanford Russell founded TreeHacks and oversaw sponsor relations, which got him exposure to recruiters at dozens of tech startups and insight into how backwards the recruiting process still is for so many candidates. He hopes to help fix that at Nav Talent. He likes playing tennis, bridge, poker, and chess.

Sydney Li
  • Sydney Li
    associate
    Stanford

    Sydney Li is an Associate at Nav Talent. She’s a senior at Stanford University majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Art Practice. Academically, Sydney enjoys analyzing, designing, and optimizing secure systems, leading her to concentrate in Computer Systems. Currently happy working part-time at an NLP startup after having interned at Google and Dropbox, she hopes to help students find great not-giant-corporation opportunities at Nav Talent. In her free time, she paints, section leads, and helps lead the Chinese Music Ensemble and Association for Computing Machinery on campus.

Zoe Robert
  • Zoe Robert
    associate
    Stanford

    Zoe Robert is an Associate at NavTalent. She is a senior majoring in computer science at Stanford University with a focus on Artificial Intelligence and Information. Zoe has interned at a number of large and medium sized tech companies in the Bay Area and in New York City, but plans on moving towards a smaller company after graduation. Zoe is passionate about gender equality in computer science, and feels that startups have a ton of room for improvement. She believes that there is incredible female CS talent, but startups lack sufficient recruiting resources to find these engineers and wants to help solve the problem. She is very proud of having grown up in a diverse environment in Atlanta, Georgia. In her free time, Zoe enjoys rock climbing, baking chocolate cakes, and puzzles.

Vincent Chen
  • Vincent Chen
    associate
    Stanford

    Vincent is an Associate at NavTalent. He is currently a junior at Stanford majoring in computer science with an emphasis on computer vision and minoring in creative writing. He believes that VR/AR will be the next computing paradigm, and he has been working on the problem with his experimental prototyping team, Rabbit Hole Labs. Vincent has worked in several product/engineering roles in the past, and he has found that small teams of smart and kind people do very special things. In his free time, Vincent loves to read, take photographs (flickr.com/photos/vincentschen), and write. He welcomes any book recommendations.

Jackie Ennis

UIUC

Ryan Chen
  • Ryan Chen
    Associate
    UIUC

    Ryan Chen is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and Chemistry and the operations lead, VP, and treasure of Founders at UIUC. At Founders, an entrepreneurship club at UIUC, I have lead Startup Career Fair Teams, 54.io Team, and currently leading the WhyStartup conference. Outside of my academic sphere, I enjoy practicing martial arts and doing activities outside.

Gaurav Pasari
Andrew Yang
  • Andrew Yang
    associate
    UIUC

    Andrew is a computer science student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He likes traveling and exploring new places, Smash Bros, and vexillology. He has studied abroad in Sweden and traveled all around Europe during that semester. He has interned at Google in New York City and will intern at Stripe in San Francisco this summer.

Karunya Tota
Sujay Khandekar
  • Sujay Khandekar
    Ambassador
    UIUC

    Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Sujay Khandekar is a senior in Computer Science. Prior to college, he spent two years in Antwerp, Belgium, at an international school and graduated from Saratoga High School in 2013. As a sophomore, he served as sponsorship director for the second annual HackIllinois, he co-chaired the annual ACM Reflections | Projections tech conference, and he was chair of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) student organization. He also servesd as an officer with the Women in Computer Science (WCS) organization, maintaining the group’s web site and resume book. He also works as a course assistant for CS Assistant Professor Ranjitha Kumar’s Art of Web Programming course, and he has been in Professor Kumar’s research group since sophomore year. Moreover, Professor Kumar will serve as Sujay’s master’s thesis advisor, as he completes the 5 Year BS/MS Program in Computer Science next year. In his free time, he loves running, watching Bay Area sports teams, playing with his dog, Buster, and teaching.

Shivani Gupta
Tanmay Shah
  • Tanmay Shah
    associate
    UIUC

    Tanmay Shah is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science at UIUC. At Illinois, he is involved with Engineering Open House, Founders- the premier entrepreneurial organization, and Design Factory- a series of workshops he started that aim to teach HCI and product design concepts to engineering students. After attending a startup competition at an accelerator in Chicago, he is working to expand his endeavor that bridges the gap between clinical social workers and startup employees facing mental health issues. In his free time, he likes programming and staying up to date with tech news, biking, playing tennis, trying different foods, and watching stand up comedy. Favorites include Colbert and John Oliver!

Thomas Yu
  • Thomas Yu
    associate
    UIUC

    Tommy is a sophomore majoring in CS at UIUC with a focus in artificial intelligence. At Illinois he is the current Chair of UIUC's ACM student chapter, and is also involved with their annual hackathon, HackIllinois. In his free time, Tommy enjoys watching sports, playing ultimate frisbee, and listening to music


Olin

Patrick Huston
  • Patrick Huston
    associate
    Olin

    HI! I'm Patrick. I'm a senior at Olin College of Engineering majoring in Computer Science and Human Centered Design. When I'm not working on cool projects, I enjoy cycling, ultimate frisbee, backpacking and running.


Alumni

Abigail Orlando
Abiel Gutierrez
  • Abiel Gutierrez
    Alumni
    Stanford

    Abiel is an associate at Nav Talent from Monterrey, Mexico. He is currently a junior at Stanford, where he is majoring in Computer Science, with a likely focus in Human-Computer Interaction. He has a strong interest in entrepreneurship, and is keen on developing a thorough understanding of the tech industry to later apply it to Latin American markets. He also has a predominant interest in consumer software, and the design decisions that go behind it. Abiel joined Nav Talent to get a better sense of the startup ecosystem at Silicon Valley and to have a chance to meet individuals with the same interests. He is a big soccer fan, and enjoys traveling, photography, and working out in his free time.

Benjamin Low
  • Benjamin Low
    Alumni
    Columbia

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Eric Li
  • Eric Li
    Alumni
    Stanford

    Eric Li believes in connecting smart people to great opportunities so that's why he joined NavTalent since Fall 2015. He is a junior majored in Computer Science with AI concentration. He is interested in applying his CS skills to project with social impacts. Last year he helped improve the configuration process of a disaster relief software that was deployed in Nepal. This year partnering with Stanford Medical School he was working on data visualization for cholera patients in Bangladesh. During weekends, you would find him singing with his a cappella group, playing tennis, or planning his next trip to South America.

Tyson Chen
  • Tyson Chen
    Alumni
    MIT

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Gabriel Guimaraes
  • Gabriel Guimaraes
    2016 Campus Director
    Harvard

    Gabriel is one of the 19 most impressive students at Harvard by Business Insider. Translated Harvard's CS50 to portuguese and taught it in Brazil, creating one of the most popular CS websites in the country. Background in systems and machine learning. Aced the hardest undergraduate math course in the US, and the first freshman to be named head TF of CS50, before interning at Google.

Adam Zionts
  • Adam Zionts
    Alumni
    MIT

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Gene Lewis
  • Gene Lewis
    Alumni
    Stanford

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Vinaya Polamreddi
  • Vinaya Polamreddi
    Alumni
    Stanford

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Karan Kashyap
  • Karan Kashyap
    Ambassador
    MIT

    Karan Kashyap is an Associate of MIT Nav Talent. He is an MEng student at MIT in the CS department. Karan was born in Bangalore, India but lives in a suburb of Dallas, Texas. His current interests in CS are applications of Artificial Intelligence. Outside of Nav Talent, Karan is a co-founder of Posh Development, a technology consulting company, and is involved with venture capital firm Square Peg Capital. Karan believes that Nav Talent can help more MIT students become involved with startups and make larger impacts. During his spare time, he enjoys watching movies, getting active, dining out, and being a brother of Phi Beta Epsilon fraternity.

Ben Limonchik
  • Ben Limonchik
    Alumni
    Stanford

    Ben Limonchik is a Senior Partner at NavTalent. He is a Junior at Stanford University majoring in Computer Science with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence. Ben co-founded NavTalent to help Stanford students jumpstart their career by working for impactful startups in Silicon Valley. Before coming to Stanford Ben served for three years in the Israeli Defense Forces and has taken an additional gap year to serve as the coordinator of an educational program in an underprivileged neighborhood in his home country. During his free time, Ben enjoys hiking and skiing.

Calvin Studebaker
  • Calvin Studebaker
    Alumni
    Stanford

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Simanta Gautam
  • Simanta Gautam
    Alumni
    MIT

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