Assist when you can. Receive assistance when you need.
During the height of the Black Lives Matter movement, I was feeling very inspired to create change.
This, in addition to my personal experience with my family, made me realize that there are many other resources in time of crises. Also, ‘Defund the Police’ may seem thoughtless, but Assistance’s primary goal is to show that there are sometimes, and maybe often, better resources than law enforcement.
Assistance uses your location and asks a series of questions to determine your situation and the best resource with which you may contact.
My personal project!
Which is very ‘Big Brother’ and stems a lot of prejudice, profiling, and stereotypes.
Which is intended to support one another — not demonize or punish.
How About a Quickie?
By the hour
For committed couples
The Hookup to Hookup
The founder of Quickie identified a problem that he, I, and (undoubtedly) many others have — a private space to be intimate with our respective significant others.
We are battling hookup culture in the time of Covid-19 and the cultural taboo of sex. However, with the sex-positive feminist movement arising with entities such as Amber Rose’s SlutWalk and Viceland’s Slutever, this is likely the best time for such a service as Quickie’s.
I wanted to make sure I added as much value as possible while working with PeakMetrics. Sales and marketing are inevitably imperative for a seed-stage company’s growth.
In addition to identifying and researching markets the company has yet to enter, I aided in cold calls and emails to gain new enterprise clients.
While two thirds of time is spent on ensuring a strong, competitive product, the other third is spent fundraising.
As such, I aided the CEO in identifying venture funds with theses that correspond with PeakMetrics’ sector, stage, geography, etc.
While the company has a strong product and the team has incredible work ethic, another MBA-student consultant and I provided recommendations for the company’s overall strategy.
We provided insight on competitive advantage, differentiation, and potential untapped markets.
Many internship programs were canceled due to Covid-19. Like many other students, my internship offer was rescinded. However, I was intent on making this time work for me. I used my network to secure projects for startups at varying stages. Although I am working in strategy and product management, the startup environment necessitates that we wear many hats!
Now a Trojan
With years of work experience that allowed me to learn of my personal strengths, I decided to pursue an MBA to accelerate my career path.
Although my initial intent behind pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science was to become a lawyer, I discovered that few lawyers are entirely ethical. I then decided to pursue business because business has heavy influence in the capitalist system within the United States today.
“H&M’s incredibly cool sibling is readying for a major stateside expansion plan—and Cali will yet again reap the benefits.”
While working within H&M Group, I experienced three different promotions, each exposing my different strengths.
I aided in various store openings and was among the team to bring the COS brand to the US market.
I continuously analyzed sales figures and was hands-on with customer service to make sure the business grew.
Even prior to obtaining any managerial positions, I knew the importance of having a leadership presence.
In December 2019, I aided in the fundraising and organization to provide food to the less fortunate in Naga City, Philippines.
You can see the original blog post at the Oberman Foundation website
And Giving Back…
In partnership with Missionaries of the Poor, not only were we well-equipped to provide a substantial amount to each family, but I was able to immerse myself in a culture I would not have otherwise experienced.
To Those Who Need It
You can check out and donate to Missionaries of the Poor and the Oberman Foundation at the following links.
Due to an interest in creating social equity, I majored in Political Science and minored in Sustainability in pursuance of my Bachelor of Arts degree.