CORE

2016

Anshul Gupta
I've been in CORE since fall of my freshman year and have seen the organization grow vigorously from just a handful of overenthusiastic folks to a group of nearly seventy overenthusiastic folks. This past summer, I interned as a software developer intern at Bloomberg. I work on CORE's technical infrastructure, #StartupColumbia, and the Columbia Venture Competition.
Connie Long
I joined CORE as one of the early members of CORE Impulse. I've served as co-Editor-in-Chief and am continuing as Strategy and Operations Officer for the blog to further develop its internal teams. I love to travel (studying abroad in Buenos Aires, interning in London, etc.) and can't wait for the next CORE tech trek!
Danielle Niemann
Jiaying Lim
Kimberly Hou
A pianist in the Columbia-Juilliard Exchange, I wanted to share one of my earliest passions by founding Columbia Pops, Columbia’s first pops orchestra. I'm majoring in neuroscience and hope to work in product management. As part of CORE, I've led the VC Analyst Internship Program, two bio-health panels, and marketing/logistics for bringing Peter Thiel to speak at Columbia.
Kristina Wald
I joined CORE at the beginning of my sophomore year and have been involved with initiatives like organizing dinners with entrepreneurs and building community within CORE. I fell in love with startups after interning at a wedding startup in Chicago. Hobbies include sleeping, taking walks, playing piano, reading, and memorizing poetry.
Mayank Mahajan
Hey! My name's Mayank - I'm a third year in SEAS. I've been a member of CORE for five semesters and an OP for two, and I'm currently involved with #StartupColumbia as well as volunteering in several of CORE's higher profile events. In addition to CORE, I dance for Columbia Raas and serve on the Engineering Student Council. Hit me up if you want to grab coffee!
Michelle Tan
Michelle Zheng
Nik Nayar
Oriana Garty
Taylor Pedicone
Tom Sherborne
Zach Gleicher
I will be graduating in the spring and moving to San Francisco to work full-time at Google! Currently, I'm working on Almaworks, CORE's student-run accelerator. Long-term, I hope to get involved in an early-stage technology startup or launch my own venture.

2017

Abigail Kim
In fall 2014, I planned and moderated a panel on entrepreneurship in the fashion industry, featuring top-of-the-line fashion editors, bloggers, and designers. My focus in CORE has been on expanding our definition of entrepreneurship outside of tech to include innovators who push boundaries in creative fields. This year, I will be abroad, studying in Berlin, Germany.
Amal Abid
Erica Chan
Through my time in CORE, I have worked on Women@CORE, Global TechTreks, and as well as numerous legal-related initiatives. I am always amazed at how tech can be applicable to society in so many different forms and the way it has transformed how we connect and communicate. Apart from taking photos of coffee, I love volunteering at MoMA and exploring the city.
Gary Lin
I love meeting new people. Let's grab lunch?
George Liu
My past initiatives include serving as CORE's treasurer, leading the How to Start a Startup discussion seminars, co-organizing the CORE Product Challenge, and running CORE 3D printing initiatives. I'm currently the executive director of Almaworks, Columbia University's fall startup accelerator for New York college entrepreneurs.
Jackie Luo
I joined CORE at the start of college and served as vice president my sophomore year. I've led initiatives like #StartupColumbia, Ignite@CU, and our Silicon Valley tech trek, and I'm currently working on our technical infrastructure from San Francisco, where I'm working at a startup called Nylas.
James Xue
Senior Advisor to Impulse
I've been with CORE Impulse since it was just "the blog" back in 2013, and I'm currently the editor-in-chief. We've grown a talented team, a large audience, and a site with some awesome content! I've worked at a tech startup in Hong Kong, a research lab in Tokyo, startups in NYC, and an IT consultancy in London. I also like Game of Thrones!
Karen Yuan
I work on social media for CORE. In the past, I've co-organized CORE's digital media conference and NYC tech treks. I'm psyched about all things digital and all things media, especially innovative journalism. And I'm constantly inspired by my CORE peers.
Kat Moon
During my time in CORE, I've launched the Spring Break Global Tech Treks Program, hosted Arianna Huffington on campus, and introduced students to international founders in NYC. When I'm not serving in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, I'm either watching NBA games (go Timberwolves!) or searching for the best Taiwanese beef noodles in the city.
Miranda Li
I'm a senior who has been in CORE (almost) as long as I've been at Columbia! I've loved helping the organization develop and grow in the past 4 years. I founded the Startup Internship Program and try to provide a helping hand to whoever needs it. Other things I love to do are listen to audiobooks, play squash, play board games, do economics research, find new restaurants and coffee shops in New York, and tweet.
Sahir Jaggi
I'm a founding member of the Columbia Makerspace and currently working on CORE's entrepreneurship orientation program, which introduces first-year students to the startup world.
Simon Schwartz
I grew up on a farm in Virginia, which, as I tell anyone who listens, has prepared me uniquely for life as an entrepreneur. I joined CORE as a freshman and knew instantly that it was the most useful thing I'd do at CU. I've spent time in VC, as well as hardware and finance startups, and spend my free time thinking how entrepreneurship can help rural communities.
Tom Sherborne
I spent my junior year studying abroad at Columbia. I was part of the original team for both Almaworks and IPO, and I also helped make Ignite@CU and #StartupColumbia happen. I'm interested the interaction of machine learning and data bias, and how probabilistic mechanisms can be used to understand the influence of news data in society.
Victoria Lee
In CORE, I've led the Women@CORE initiative / mentorship program and helped organize various workshops and panels, in subjects like food entrepreneurship! This year I'm helping launch some cool, student-led enterprises. In my spare time, I can be found cooking, playing jazz music, and exploring NYC.

2018

Angel Maredia
Abhiroop Gangopadhyay
Aku Acquaye
Chris Beltrone
Christy Chung
I am interested in connecting humanities with anything entrepreneurial!
Dennis Wei
Since joining CORE my sophomore year, I've worked on projects such as Ignite@CU and our Global Tech Treks. My entrepreneurial passion is driven by my interest in data science in all its forms, from machine learning to data visualization. During my down time, you can find me scouring NYC for great food and coffee or reading about tech, design, and philosophy.
Josh Zweig
I've worked on the Global Tech Treks, the Startup Internship Program, and Ignite@CU. I'm excited to help design the Internet of Things world, and in my spare time I enjoy hard problems, adventure, and juggling.
Justice Betty
I joined CORE as a junior after spending 2 years studying in France. I am passionate about using entrepreneurship to change the world and excited about CORE's continuously growing impact on campus. Traveling and dancing with zero sense of rhythm are some of my favourite past times.
Maegan Wang
Sara Sakowitz
I joined CORE in the fall of my freshman year and immediately fell in love with Columbia's amazing entrepreneurship community. I led Startup Columbia and CoreX, where I built programming to support underrepresented founders on campus. In my spare time, I worked in a psych lab on campus and run my own science education company, Blue Moon Box.
Tara Pichumani
Tenzan Wong
I was born in Singapore and served in the Singapore Armed Forces. Home is in Hong Kong, and I was previously schooled in the UK. I graduated with a degree in economics at Columbia, and my interests include tennis, skiing, and rugby.
Tessa Hurr
Since joining CORE in the fall of 2015, I've helped work on initiatives including the JADE winter program. I'm interested in the intersection between art and technology and in the past have interned for Broadcom and Microsoft. In my spare time, I like to watch spoken word poetry.
Tony Li