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Thank you for following me around today! I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities given to me from the Morehead-Cain and Carolina. I am even more thankful for the community both have given me. I am fortunate enough to be living with two other scholars this summer, Jona Bocari ‘21 and Joanna Kuang ‘21. Anyone who knows me knows that I have a love for bananagrams, and I of course brought it with me to the city! I’m looking forward to the rest of the adventures the summer brings and to be back in Chapel Hill in a couple of months!!🐏🐏 Photo by Gabi Stein ‘19 #takeoverTuesday
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June 20, 2018
While I have left the office for the day, I’m not heading home quite yet. I discovery funded two improv courses and one sketch writing class this summer and I have improv tonight! I wanted to take on this new challenge because I really appreciate the philosophy of improv and it helps get me outside of my head. Improv encourages being brave, thinking about what your partner says as the most important thing, and adding to a situation with purpose—all of which I think can be applied to life! I am so grateful for the opportunities and learning experiences I have had due to the discovery fund. When I came to Carolina, it was my goal to use all of the funds and I’m almost 3/4 of the way there. I have gotten to research undergraduate cs and research programs at other schools, explore China while improving my formal Mandarin, and shadow professionals to name a few experiences! Photo by Gabi Stein ‘19 #takeoverTuesday
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June 20, 2018
One of my favorite parts of the summer is having slightly more free time than during the semester, which means more time for personal projects! I have been using my time to learn more about python, php, and databases by building a dataset and user interface to explore college basketball data. This project came about in order to generate real data for the introductory CS course at UNC to utilize in a problem set. I gathered roughly 150,000 rows of data for this project📉📈📊. My favorite ‘outside of the classroom’ activity I do at UNC, is TA COMP110: Introduction to Computer Science. This will be my 4th semester as a TA (5 if you count my semester in China doing more research-y work), and I have been able to touch approximately a quarter of the students that are enrolled at Carolina, which is a crazy statistic! Some initiatives I have chosen to take on in this role have been increasing diversity of the TA staff and overall CS major at UNC. This upcoming fall we will be having our third diversity panel series for people new to CS to learn about the efforts to encourage everyone to feel comfortable and confident in the field of computer science. Feel free to read more on efforts taken for diversity with these two articles: http://rewritingthecode.org/the-power-of-outreach-to-increase-diversity-in-computer-science/, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2018/03/sqjkqvyj0kqv6zw. Photos by Gabi Stein ‘19 #takeoverTuesday
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June 20, 2018
Quizlet is my first time experiencing the tech industry, and I have been learning all of the industry lingo around retention, business metrics, agile, sprints, product pods, etc. This afternoon, I presented my work in the money team’s product review. Received some great questions that are helping me guide part 2 of my analysis around user engagement and advertisements! Photo by Thompson Paine ’05 #takeoverTuesday
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June 19, 2018
I forgot to mention in my last post that Quizlet is located in downtown San Francisco. I am living a short walk away from the office, so most mornings I get in around 9 and grab a cup of coffee before checking in with the product analytics team! This morning we have an analytics weekly meeting to catch up on how everyone is doing. Everyone on the team has been wonderful mentors for me to learn from as I grow my data skillset! I chose to intern at Quizlet because I wanted to experience a technically rigorous internship to help guide my decision of what jobs to apply to after school, and they have not disappointed! I decided on my CS major fairly late in the game (late JR fall😬) after studying abroad in Beijing, dabbling in public health, and realizing I cannot graduate without declaring a major. Next up, is a quick catch up with Thompson Paine ’05 and Patton Orr ’20. I always love having a Tar Heel community no matter where I am. Yesterday, Thompson gave Patton and I a venture capital crash course to help clarify some of the jargon we have been hearing about over the last month. Photos by Gabi Stein ‘19 #takeoverTuesday
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June 19, 2018
Good morning everyone! My name is Gabi Stein, and I'm a senior majoring in computer science. I'm originally from Memphis, TN and am very excited to show you around on the first takeover Tuesday of the summer! I can't believe I am already one month into my last summer internship. Through the Morehead, I have been able to have four incredible summer experiences. I spent my first summer backpacking the Talkeetna Mountain Range in Alaska with NOLS, which is still the example I use when asked about my most difficult situation. After my freshman year, I travelled to Guangzhou China to work with UNC Project China. I collaborated with public health researchers on how crowdsourcing can be used in various ways including sexual health and environmental health. Last summer, I was in Cork, Ireland working with RebelBio, a biotech accelerator. I learned about start-ups, venture capital, and operations. Currently, I am a product analyst at Quizlet. I have been able to combine my technical skills, love for education, and desire to continue learning about startups for a summer full of new challenges. Alumni, David Doochin '18 stopped by the office last Friday to share what he learned from working at Quizlet last summer. There's plenty going on in the office today, so make sure to stay tuned! Photos by Gabi Stein ‘19 (and others on my summers!) #takeoverTuesday
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June 19, 2018
A perfect day to hide from a hot sun under one of @uncchapelhill's magnificent oak trees.
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June 18, 2018
Go, Keith! . . . 📷 @uncadmissions: #MeetATarHeel: Rising senior Keith Beasley is taking full advantage of all the summer opportunities UNC provides for its students. To start his summer, Keith studied abroad in Indonesia, and now, back in Chapel Hill, Keith has an internship in Raleigh, where he's gaining valuable experience for his future in business administration. "I'm blessed to have access to the myriad resources available for students at UNC and definitely have taken advantage of them. Through my engagement with the Kenan-Flagler Business School, as well as the Morehead-Cain Foundation, I was able to spend two weeks studying global business practices in Indonesia and Singapore, and now work as a Customer Advanced Lab Operation Intern at Cisco." #WhyCarolina
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June 15, 2018
That feeling when your Outdoor Leadership Summer gets underway. ⛺🏔️ 📷: @kristinachapple9 Sooo this is insane. Today’s the day!! Currently headed out for Anchorage to backpack through Alaska for the next 31 days with @nolsedu. We’ll be trekking through rib-high river beds, making “non-technical” peak ascends, and bush thwacking (yes there is a t-h) our way through the tundra. No big deal. Honestly lots of mixed feelings: 1. This backpack is cooler than me. 2. Feeling out-of-my-league with this whole camping thing 3. Super super excited & honored to even have the opportunity.
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June 13, 2018
The Morehead building, soaking up the sun at the edge of McCorkle Place. ☀️ #unc #chapelhill #TARgram
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