Graduating May 2018!

Feel free to contact me about employment opportunities, mentorship, or menteeship.



James is a rising senior undergraduate student from Seattle, WA with extensive management and marketing experience, with a focus in technology.

James is particularly interested in technology and management. He hopes to work in the technology industry or in a role involving technology when he graduates, and has a strong interest in social impact.

James pursues new experiences and knowledge during his free time. He has lived in four countries, and speaks four languages. He volunteers extensively, having led a nonprofit's regional operations to help promote STEM education and close education gaps.



Currently pursuing a B.A. in Economics at Cornell University, with minors in Computer Science and Information Science.

As a Cornell undergraduate, James has been the treasurer for Mixed, a member of the Cornell International Affairs Society, completed a year of EARS training (Empathy, Assistance & Referral Service).
He has completed coursework in areas such as Econometrics, Behavioral Economics, Data Structures, Discrete Structures, and Computer Systems Organization.

During his junior year of undergraduate studies, James studied abroad at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. While in Sydney, he was able to take courses on International Trade and Policy, Organisational Economics, and Management. James was also a member of the Business Society, Exchange Society, and Malaysian Students Organization.


Product Management Experience

James is recognized at business competitions and hackathons, and has experience through internships

James was a semifinalist for a Business Competition at the University of New South Wales as the Chief Product Officer while on exchange in Sydney.
James was also the Product Manager for hackathon projects which won prize from Bloomberg and BlackRock. He worked on managing the team to ensure on-time completion, and also worked on QA and Full-Stack Development in Python, Django, Node.js, Microsoft Bot Framework, Azure, and CSS.

In Summer 2017, James was a Business Analyst intern at a B-Corp Startup, and at a Coding Bootcamp. He implemented technology projects for data analysis which he presented to the C-suite, leading to increased educational consultant services and hundreds of hours of time saved.


Other Experience

LinkedIn: LinkedIn

Throughout his undergraduate career, James has worked with StudentRND to promote STEM education and to close the gender gaps that presently exist within the technology industry. James is currently the regional manager of the non-profit's operations in Florida, where he grew an event tenfold in the first year, recruited a 15-person volunteer team, and improved Net Promoter Score for an event to 95.

After his sophomore year ended, James only had 3 weeks before he left to study abroad, so he worked with StudentRND to plan for, hire, manage, and mentor an intern.
James previously completed an internship with a technology consulting company, working to significantly revamp and improve their brand by developing and implementing new marketing strategies and improving online presence.


Mentors & Mentees

James seeks mentors who can help guide his career towards success and social impact. Leaders in technology and socially responsible projects regularly inspire and educate James.

On the other hand, James has helped mentor friends and strangers alike. At Cornell, he has mentored students through WICC, Let's Get Coffee, and BEARS. He has also hosted prospective students through the Red Carpet Society, as well as independently. He has arranged jobs and internships for various people, such as finding a medical internship for a friend from his exchange year in Germany.



From academic recognition to success at competitions...

BlackRock Hackathon Award

At HackGT, October 2017, James's team's "RoboAdvisor" won an award from BlackRock. STRAT brings professional risk management from BlackRock to individual investors looking to diversify investment portfolios and learn more about investments. Through an easy-to-use chatbot, users can get suggestions to diversify and grow their portfolio, getting quick access to broken-down information about any stock.

Bloomberg Hackathon Award

At BigRedHacks, September 2014, James's team project "Wakawhitti" won an award from Bloomberg. Wakawhitti is a recommendation engine for vacation destinations. Pulling real-time data from the global markets, Wakawhitti ranks countries to visit based on the relative change in currency exchange rate. When users are interested in a particular country, Wakawhitti will link super-sweet hotel deals for each major city from

Breitenbach Innovation Fund and Entrepreneurship at Cornell grants

James received competitive grants to work at Practice Makes Perfect. The Breitenbach Innovation Fund supports work with a start-up company or entrepreneurial venture. Practice Makes Perfect provides high-quality academic summer programming in high-need communities, ultimately narrowing the achievement gap.

Chosen as a Specialist for State Department Alumni TIES

James was one of 30 alumni of government funded exchange programs chosen out of roughly 300 applications for a fully funded conference to learn about key regional issues and receive training. At the conference, he was chosen as a specialist for a panel "Education in the Digital Era", due to his work with StudentRND. Program book available here.

Peter Farrell Cup Semifinalist

While studying abroad, James worked with a team on a business project chosen as a semifinalist for a business competition. James and his team worked on a software solution to connect designers with production factories, targeted towards the Chinese production market. James worked on brand management, product design, and UX/UI design.

Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholar

James was fully funded by the U.S State Department to live in Germany for a year. "This exchange program promotes a reciprocal understanding and effectively contributes not only to an understanding of the country, but also the personal, human relationships between Germany and the US." -German Bundestag President Norbert Lammert

Cornell University, Dean's List

James recieved Dean's List recognition during the 2015 Fall and Spring semesters.

Phi Theta Kappa
National Honors Society

While James was a full time Bellevue College student through a dual enrollment program, he was invited to join Phi Theta Kappa due to his high (3.9) college GPA.