Why did you choose Berkeley IEOR?
Simply put, I chose the ORMS major because I enjoy solving problems with math. I was also greatly intrigued by the broad range of skills and the flexibility that the program provided. This decision proved to become one of the best ones I’d make at Cal, as the IEOR community is just so wonderful and supportive.

What was your favorite IEOR class and why?
My favorite class was IEOR 142, taught by Professor Grigas. This class was my introduction to machine learning and it was incredibly fascinating. I decided to pursue a career in data science as a result of this class, so it will always hold a special place in my heart.

What are your post-graduation plans? How do you see your skills from IEOR being used in the future?
After graduation, I will be joining the treasury team at Salesforce as a data science and strategy analyst. Throughout these past four years, I’ve gained knowledge in the intersection of mathematics, programming, and business that I am very grateful for and am certain will be useful in my new role and beyond. IEOR professors have done an amazing job of teaching not just theories, but also practical applications, and it’s been extremely valuable learning how to apply these quantitative methods and problem-solving skills to real-world scenarios.