Senior Student Intern
Carly (she/her) is currently a Student Intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab and a Graduate Student in the Nonprofit Management program at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies.
Carly is from Vancouver, BC, Canada (Coast Salish territories). She has worked in nonprofit fund development with a specialization in grant writing for over five years, and she was trained in sociological research methods at Vancouver Island University (2017).
Carly is mission-driven; her core passions are environmental justice, Indigenous rights and decolonization, and battling social inequality. She is interested in management opportunities at environmental charities and foundations in New York City. Carly spends her time-off gardening, exploring NYC, or volunteering at East Harlem’s Sustainable Fashion Community Center and The People’s Church.
CDL Team Lead & Knowledge Management Intern
Elizabeth Ndungu was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya.
She is a Masters of Science candidate in the Information Knowledge and Strategy program also interns at the Career Design Lab.
She serves as Vice President at the SPS Student Government and is also Vice President of the Society of Knowledge Management Club.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Leadership from Marist College.
Her professional career spans 14 years of dedicated service to Marriott International, where she successfully worked her way up from a server to a Dual General manager.
As General Manager, she won multiple Operational & Financial awards due to her teams’ hard work and Kindness.
In her current role, she is the Chief Visionary Officer of the Kindness Inspired organization where she looks forward to creating a global Kindness Inspired Community.
She hopes to pursue a Ph.D. and continue the research on the effect of Kindness and knowledge in organizations.
Specialties and InterestsKnowledge Management, Hospitality, Culture Success
Anna is currently a Student Intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab and a Graduate Student in the Technology Management Program. She’s very passionate about technologies that lead to innovation and change!
Anna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the American University of Armenia. She has also been an exchange student at UMONS Belgium with the Erasmus+ Mobility program.
Prior to joining the program, Anna was a product marketing manager at Sololearn, an ambitious education technology platform that teaches over 50 million learners how to code. From her financial background at KPMG and the Ministry of Education and Sciences in Armenia to a strategic product role at Sololearn, it was a challenging journey where she discovered her greatest passion – technology. She’s inclined to drive change and believes that her experience at Columbia University will help her achieve her goal!
Anna comes from Armenia, a small country known for its history, culture, hospitality, and beautiful landscapes. Her Enneagram personality type test says she is type #3 (The Achiever). Her favorite book is The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck, and she believes it’s a must-read for everyone!
Career Design Lab Intern
Daisy is a current Student Intern at the Career Design Lab and a Graduate Student in the Enterprise Risk Management at Columbia University. She also serves as Business Development Director at Columbia Risk Management Club.
Daisy graduated with Honors from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Arts & Business. Previously, she was an Investment Banking intern at a boutique investment bank in NYC, as well as an audit intern at KPMG.
Daisy is naturally a curious and enthusiastic person with a passion in the finance industry. She is a great team player with strong problem-solving and communication skills and is so excited to join the Career Design Lab team!
Daisy was born and raised in Beijing, China, and then moved to Toronto, Canada with her family. Daisy loves sports such as tennis, squash, snowboarding, and hiking. She is also a big fan of movies, fashion, and try out different kinds of cuisine.
Ihsene is currently a Student Intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab and a Graduate Student in the Strategic Communication program at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in literature from Sorbonne University and a Master of Science in Art, Media, and Entertainment Management from HEC Paris. Ihsene has worked in the entertainment industry for the past seven years in content development, product marketing, and content acquisitions.
Ihsene is fluent in four languages and passionate about storytelling and public speaking. In her spare time, she enjoys reading personal development books, watching tennis, singing, and dancing.
Matilda is currently a Student Intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab and a Graduate Student in the Strategic Communication program at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies.
Matilda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and PR from Suffolk University in Boston, MA. She has spent the past six years working with marketing and PR in the hospitality industry. She has worked with local, national, and international clients within hotels, restaurants, and spirits. And most recently, she worked as Head of communication at the Museum of Spirits inSweden.
She is fluent in three languages and on the weekends she can be found in the stables, tasting her way through New York’s restaurants, swimming (year-round), or out and about in nature.
Yifei is currently a Student Intern at the Career Design Lab and a Graduate student in the Applied Analytics program at Columbia University. Yifei also serves as the VP of Marketing for the Applied Analytics Club.
He graduated from the London School of Economics (LSE) with a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics with Finance. During his time in London, Yifei also worked as a part-time football journalist covering English Premier League live matches and interviewing professional athletes. He had an internship experience working as business data analyst at a 4A advertising agency where he discovered his passion for data visualization and technology consulting.
Yifei grew up in Shanghai, China. In his spare time, he enjoys watching sports, particularly soccer and tennis. He is an expert in old movies. He is also a music nerd and plays jazz harmonica.
Student Intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab
Lavan is currently a Student Intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab and a Graduate Student in the Applied Analytics Program. Lavan also serves as the head of Alumni Relations at the Applied Analytics Club.
Prior to joining the program, Lavan graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a minor in Behavioral Economics in 2021. During this time, Lavan had worked with two medical technology firms to expand their operations throughout Southeast Asia.
Lavan is from Singapore where he served as a Police Officer between 2015 and 2017. Keeping with the theme of helping people, Lavan aims to utilize data to implement systems that are effective at achieving their goals and benefiting the greater community.
In his spare time, Lavan enjoys outdoor activities such as mountain biking, scuba diving and hiking. Lavan also enjoys exploring new places to eat and introducing people to new cultures through their cuisine.
Yang Yang is currently a Student Intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab and a Graduate Student in the Applied Analytics Program. She serves as the secretary of the Columbia University Chinese Students & Scholars Associations as well as part of the Columbia Consulting Club.
Yang is originally from Shandong, China. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from University of California, Berkeley and has work experiences at the consulting industry upon graduation. She is passionate about consulting and wanting to become a strategic consultant in the future.
She has also been involved in various international student related organizations and is very passionate about helping out with international student related issues.
She likes playing Ping pang, hiking, and Pilates. In her free time, she enjoys exploring different coffee shops and museums in NYC, hangout with friends, and watching movies(Marvel and Miyazaki’s anime :) ) Yang is excited to meet you all at the Career Design Lab!
Applied Analytics Intern
Dhruv is currently a Student Intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab and a Graduate Student in the Applied Analytics program at Columbia.
He graduated from the University of Exeter (UK) in 2015 with a degree in Business and Finance. Post undergrad, Dhruv worked in investment banking and venture capital for 6 years.
Dhruv is from Bombay, India and is passionate about building analytically intensive investment strategies to solve climate related issues and improve quality of life for all.
Outside of academic and professional endeavors, Dhruv enjoys singing, meditating, running and playing soccer.