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!

Instead of

neighborhood watch

Which is very ‘Big Brother’ and stems a lot of prejudice, profiling, and stereotypes.

we have

community

Which is intended to support one another — not demonize or punish.

 

How About a Quickie?

Hotel Rentals

By the hour

Reasonably priced

For committed couples

The Hookup to Hookup

Quickie

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.

Click here to view Quickie’s pitch deck!

Another Summer 2020 Project

PeakMetrics is a media monitoring company backed by Techstars, a well-known seed stage startup accelerator platform for investment and innovation.

Primarily for uses in Public Relations, PeakMetrics offers the most omni-channel option for social listening in its market.

Sales/Marketing

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.

Venture Funding

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.

 

Strategy

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. 

 

 

 

Check Out PeakMetrics

peakmetrics.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 2020

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!

Peakmetrics

Backed by Tech Stars, PeakMetrics offers media monitoring and more!  I’m helping them to find ways to best scale the business.

 wellnesschamps 

Using NLTK and web scraping, WellnessChamps aims to aggregate user data from health & fitness apps to match with similar users and make recommendations. 

quickie

Many people live in multi-generational homes or have roommates which impede on a couple’s intimacy.  Quickie (interim name) aims at creating an affordable option for these couples by listings hotel rooms at four-hour blocks.

…More!

I’m accepting different projects.  You can see the full list of past work here, but contact me for help on your project. 

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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.

Why USC?

University of Southern California (Marshall) is ranked No. 17 in Best Business Schools and No. 13 (tie) in Part-time MBA.

The USC alumni network, ranked #6 in the world by The Economist, creates a strong spirit of community that forges natural bonds between Trojans around the world.

 

 

 

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H&M

 

Work Experience

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.”

Three promotions

While working within H&M Group, I experienced three different promotions, each exposing my different strengths.

Four Locations

I aided in various store openings and was among the team to bring the COS brand to the US market.

growing business

I continuously analyzed sales figures and was hands-on with customer service to make sure the business grew.

leadership roles

Even prior to obtaining any managerial positions, I knew the importance of having a leadership presence.

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Fundraising…

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.

Oberman Foundation | Missionaries of the Poor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undergrad

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.

 

 

 

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Upbringing

EQ and Social Justice

Having grown up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I always believed that this is where I gained my depth of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and interest in creating justice regarding social issues.

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