Madison Bachmayer is a first-generation student and rising sophomore at George Washington University, where she is majoring in finance and minoring in fine art. This summer, she’ll be joining Fairmarkit as an HR Intern. In addition to her interests in AI and cryptocurrency, Madison is a member of the GW D1 Women's Rowing team and the Women in Finance Alliance at GW, where she is VP of events.
Isabella Bertagnolli is a rising senior who is studying computer science at the University of Utah. This summer, she’ll be joining HashiCorp as a software engineering intern working on the cloud platform team. Last summer, she had the opportunity to work at a startup in the Bay Area and is interested in continuing to explore the possibilities in the computer science and startup worlds. In her free time, Isabella helps run her university's Women In Computing club, and she is an ambassador for the School of Computing's outreach program.
Shaan Bhasin is a junior at Emory University, where he is studying psychology, linguistics, and business. Born in New Delhi and raised in Budapest, Hungary, Shaan moved to the United States for university. He’s looking forward to joining Northstar’s product management team this summer as an intern to help build a financial wellness product.
Welela Burayu is a rising senior at Rhodes College, where he is studying computer science. Interests include cloud engineering, machine learning, information security, and finance. This summer, he’ll be joining HashiCorp as a software engineer intern. In addition to his technical pursuits, Welela is passionate about promoting diversity in tech and empowering underrepresented groups in the field. He hopes to use his skills in computer science and finance to start a software startup that develops innovative solutions to complex problems.
Amy Cohen is a rising senior at Plymouth State, where she’s studying business, professional sales, and healthcare. This summer, she’ll be interning at BitSight Technologies. At school, she enjoys being involved in student government as well as the field hockey and track teams.
Sean Forjan, who graduated from high school in Frankfurt, Germany, is a computer science major at Florida International University. He’ll be joining HashiCorp this summer as a support ops systems administrator. Sean hopes to apply his app and web development skills in the real world. In his free time, he enjoys drone photography.
Tierra Gentle is a first-generation college student majoring in human resources management at Arizona State University. This spring, Tierra worked as an intern on projects with the compensation team of an international semiconductor business. This summer, Tierra is looking forward to strengthening her perspective on the benefits industry while working at HashiCorp as a generalist intern on the People team. As a NextGen Fellow, Tierra hopes to create long-lasting friendships and is excited by the prospect of working for an organization that shares her ideals of fostering a diverse workplace that is empowering for women and people of color. In addition to her professional interests, Tierra enjoys traveling, cooking, baking, and binge-watching Netflix.
Jinghong (David) He is pursuing his master’s degree in applied data science at the University of Chicago. This summer, David will be working as a data analytics intern at Wish. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston College in finance, information systems, and computer science, and he previously worked in the financial services and hospitality industry. In his free time, David enjoys reading books, watching documentaries, and traveling around with his drones.
Nitant Joshi is a computer science major at Wayne State College. This summer, he is joining HashiCorp as a solutions engineer intern, where he takes great pride in bridging the gap between technical complexity and business requirements. A fitness enthusiast, Nitant enjoys golfing, cooking, and modeling in his free time.
Jessica Lee is currently a senior studying business administration with an emphasis in business analytics and a minor in computer programming at the University of Southern California. She was previously a supply chain intern at the Cheesecake Factory and a research assistant at a behavioral research lab at USC’s Marshall School of Business. This summer, she’ll be joining Yami as an intern working on a new product/project launch. In her free time, Jessica likes to watch anime and K-drama, read manga, go on drives, play video games, and listen to KRnB.
Allison Li is graduating from the University of Toronto, where she studied computer science and statistics. She previously worked as a software developer and as a data science intern. This summer, she’ll be joining Wish as a data science intern before beginning her master’s at the University of Waterloo. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, tennis, and baking.
Ellen Liu is studying economics at Duke and is joining Neon this summer as a sales intern. After working in startups, VC, consulting, and marketing, she is passionate about using innovation to do public good. In her spare time, Ellen enjoys watching movies and spending time with family and friends.
Mori Liu is studying computer science with minors in economics and philosophy at Barnard College at Columbia University. She has previously recruited and led a marketing team at Anonymous Agent Inc. and worked in sales at AvoMD. This summer, Mori is also learning and experimenting with AI/ML at Cornell Tech in New York City. Mori is passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship, and learning new perspectives and aspires to work in VC to make bold ideas into reality. Apart from her professional interests, Mori loves to dance (hip hop) and has performed with Onyx Dance Troupe and Moonlight Dance Crew. She also loves to cook, thrift, take pictures, and cycle.
Savannah Manley is pursuing a dual degree at the University of Michigan in computer science engineering at the College of Engineering and in business administration at the Ross School of Business. This summer, she will be joining HashiCorp as a solutions engineering intern, where she is looking forward to exploring her interests in cloud computing and learning about the business applications of open source products.
Lily Matos is a first-generation college student at Kennesaw State University where she is studying information technology. Besides being a governance, risk, and compliance intern at MongoDB, Lily has led and been involved in student initiatives at her university like the Google student developer club, Rewriting the Code, ColorStack, and Women in Technology. An avid reader, Lily enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking new recipes, listening to music, traveling, and learning about new cultures.
Varun Nair is studying electrical engineering and computer science and has completed his certificate in entrepreneurship and technology at the University of California, Berkeley. This summer, Varun will be joining Coinbase as a software engineering intern. He has previously worked as a blockchain engineer, UI/UX designer, business operations lead, and strategy consulting project manager. Varun aspires to become a founder in the next five years and work at the intersection of technology and societal impact. Apart from these interests, he enjoys singing, running, listening to podcasts, and watching Formula 1.
Leslie Polina is a business management and economics student in her final year at Agnes Scott College. This summer, she’ll be joining HashiCorp as a deal intern. Additionally, Leslie serves as president of Pathmakers, an organization committed to providing a supportive environment for first-gen college students. Outside of her academic and professional pursuits, Leslie enjoys spending quality time with loved ones, visiting local cafes, and delving into a good book.
Henry Sule is an incoming senior at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he is studying finance and computer information systems. This summer, he will be joining the HashiCorp Business Systems team as an analyst intern. As an international student from Nigeria, Henry is particularly interested in leveraging technology to increase the offering and availability of resources for larger sections of the Nigerian population, especially in the realm of financial technology.
Diep Vu is a rising senior at the University of Miami studying computer science. This summer, she’ll be joining Novo as a software engineering intern. She aims to one day build a software company that will change people's lives.
Joanna Yang is currently pursuing her master's degree in the communication leadership program at the University of Washington. This summer, Joanna will be joining Yami as a marketing intern for an SEO project, where she hopes to expand her skills in digital marketing and entrepreneurship. After gaining experience as an intern at an international electric vehicle company and working on live-streaming production projects, Joanna has developed a passion for the intersection of technology, marketing, and sustainability. As a first-generation female graduate, she also aspires to establish her own business in the knowledge sharing industry, empowering young girls to pursue higher education and follow their dreams.
Lulu Yao is a junior at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, where she is studying human resources management and serves as president of the SHRM LWtech student chapter. Lulu's previous experiences include serving as an HR intern at an aerospace manufacturing company and working as an HR assistant at a community health center. She also actively participated as a fellow student in the Initiative in Diversity, Equity, Antiracism & Leadership (IDEAL). This summer, Lulu will be joining HashiCorp as a generalist intern on the People team, where she will specialize in immigration and global mobility. Beyond her professional pursuits, Lulu finds joy in various hobbies such as ceramic painting, paper crafts, and jet skiing.