Shreya Balusu

Shreya Balusu

San Jose, CA, USA


Last updated January 23, 2021

One Sentence About Me  

A self-starter who wants to combine her interests to promote social responsibility within diverse industries.

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I am a Bay Area native, and being at the epicenter of technology, business, policy, and social movements has provided the blueprint for my own academic and career ambitions. I am currently a first-year dual major in Computer Science and Business Administration with interest in pursuing a career in global business in technology. Aside from my academic interests, I love being outdoors in any way possible, whether that be camping, hiking, playing basketball, or gardening. But on the occasion that I am inside (thanks COVID) I love to spend time with my siblings, bake, and stare at pictures of cats.

Interesting Factoid

My neighbor used to be the wide receiver coach for the 49ers.


Languages

Telugu
English
Spanish

Countries Visited

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India
United States of America
Mexico
Canada

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Intern

May 2019 - Aug 2019
At AyasdiAI, I worked on a project for a new intelligent personal assistant software. As part of this team, I mapped out the necessary capabilities of the product, researched the current market to find a niche opportunity for entry, found ways to utilize the knowledge graph to carry out proactive information processing, and began to research ways to maintain maximum privacy for the user with the software.

Professional Expertise

Organizational Leadership
Financial Economics
Marketing Strategy
Market Research

Professional Interests

Foreign Policy
Consulting
Management
Venture Capital
Business Development

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Mental Health
Sewage Infrastructure
Sustainable Empowerment
Education

Non-Profits

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Volunteer Experience

Jun 2016 - Present
theCodeMatrix is a student-run nonprofit that strives to prepare kids K-8 for a future in which we frequently interact with machines and a world where the arts and humanities are increasingly intersecting with technology. High school level student-volunteers teach kids to think like programmers through games, activities and projects with an emphasis on creativity, communication, collaboration, and community.
San Jose, CA, USA

Jun 2015 - Present
E&E mentors the youth by providing hands-on experience with low income community interaction, bridges the gap between the generations and brings together a diverse range of people from all backgrounds and walks of life to learn from each other.
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Favorites  

Hobbies

Hiking
Baking
Playing Piano
Embroidering

Food & Drinks

Horchata
Chocolate Oreos
Burger from Wahlburgers
White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake
Thai Garlic Basil Chicken
Guava Juice

Games

Mario Kart
Smash
UNO
Sequence
Catan

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Indie
Bedroom Pop
R&B
Alternative
Hip-Hop

Summer Walker
Snoh Aalegra
Teyana Taylor
Skullcrusher
Frank Ocean
SiR
Noname
Cigarettes After Sex
Glass Animals
JUICEB☮️X
Wallows
Blood Orange
Isaiah Rashad

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Track and Field
Basketball
Tennis

New Orleans Saints
Miami Heat

Andre Iguodala
Jimmy Butler
Anthony Davis
Andrew Wiggins
Serena Williams

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Whiplash
Sing Street
The Florida Project
Interstellar
Good Will Hunting
Knives Out

Psych
Attack on Titan
New Girl
Community
Sherlock

Saoirse Ronan
Tina Fey
Sandra Oh

Brands

Target
Everlane
Spotify

Bucket List  

Goal 1:

Go on a hike in Alaska to see the Northern Lights.

Goal 2:

Live in a houseboat in Thailand for a couple of weeks.
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Education  

School

B.S. – Bachelor of Science, Computer Science and Business Administration

Aug 2020 - Present

Clubs and Communities

Trojan Scholars Society

Aug 2020 - Present
TSS is a vibrant community of scholars who come together for professional development, volunteering, and social outings. It is partnered with the USC Volunteer Center to work alongside teens in the greater LA area to mentor and guide them through school and the college application process.

Society of Woman Engineers

Aug 2020 - Present
SWE is an organization that stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrates the value of diversity. The organization holds panels and workshops to get members involved and introduced to the industry.
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Academic Interests

Management
Computer Science
Political Science
Finance

Extracurricular Activities

Student Government
Speech and Debate
Tile Talks
LIFE Team