Meet the CDL Interns
Cristian is a Student Intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab and a Graduate Student in Applied Analytics. He graduated from Bocconi University, Milan in 2022 with a B.S. in Economics and Management. He has several internship experiences as a data scientist and data analyst in the retail industry. He cultivated his passion for data as a side hobby during his Bachelor’s and then finally decided to make it his priority by taking an MS in Applied Analytics at Columbia University.
Cristian is from Italy, and as a clear Italian stereotype, he is a great chef and loves food. However, this passion is constantly in conflict with his other passion, working out, causing often internal conflict.
Ryan is a Student Intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab and a Graduate Student in Sustainability Management.
He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020 with a B.S.A in Neuroscience and a minor in French. Ryan started his sustainability journey by working on a farm outside of Austin in 2021. Now, he is pursuing a career in sustainability consulting, with the hopes of bridging the knowledge gaps across multiple professional fields.
In his spare time, Ryan enjoys rock climbing, camping, hiking, and film photography. In New York, he loves finding new restaurants and exploring the exciting things the city has to offer.
Gonzalo is a Student Intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab and a Graduate Student in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Gonzalo is a lawyer and was born and raised in Mexico City. After finishing his career as a lawyer, he started working for a Mexican power generation company where he worked for more than 3 years. Always with the impulse to keep learning and growing, he decided to apply to complete a master’s degree at Columbia and is very happy to be here!
When Gonzalo was 16 years old, he accidentally read a poem that echoed inside him, and has been writing poetry ever since. He loves pizza and is a Cowboys fan (he hopes this will be their year).
Mansha is a Student Intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab and a Graduate Student in Applied Analytics. She has worked as Software Engineer & Business Analyst in the past years gaining myriad experiences in technologies & frameworks. A few of these include cloud computing, data analytics, and data warehousing.
Although she has diverse experiences, Mansha has an undying love for data. She likes to meet new people and gain their perspective on life in general. She is passionate about using analytics for the betterment of humanity which has led her to work toward healthcare analytics. In her spare time, Mansha enjoys playing table tennis and exploring different cuisines and restaurants in New York City.
Mansha is a big foodie and blessed with the quality of not gaining weight as much as she eats. She loves to dance too.
Monica is an Intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab and a graduate student in Enterprise Risk Management. She also holds a graduate degree in Strategic Thinking from Universidad Externado de Colombia.
In recent years, she has worked as a Risk and Process Management Professional at the Central Bank of Colombia and has successfully developed projects in risk and process management, business process modeling, and process optimization. Monica has realized over the years that she has a natural passion for helping others. Through her life experience, she wants to contribute positively to students in their career development so that they can achieve their dreams. In her spare time, Monica enjoys exercising, especially high-intensity interval training, as she feels it gives her the energy to start the day.
Prita is a Student Intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab and a Graduate Student in Human Capital Management. She has multitudes of working experiences in the renewables & energy industry, communication agency, think tanks to NGO. Her latest role is in Talent Management, managing People & Learning Development strategies and programs at a renewable energy company in Indonesia.
Her goal is to continue honing her skills in human capital and be a part of green energy growth in Indonesia. Her passion in People Development has been a common thread in her work and a value that continues to drive her to grow as a person.
Prita loves to walk, especially in nature. She enjoys walking everywhere in NY and has walked all over Central Park several times. She also loves to visit museums and is fascinated in learning new things.
Rafa is a student intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab and a Graduate Student in Nonprofit Management. She graduated from Macaulay Honors at Hunter College in 2020 with a B.A. in Political Science.
Over the past three years, Rafa has led and managed the Fera Foundation, an international nonprofit on a mission to eliminate forced marriage and child exploitation by delivering free, tailored educational solutions. She is excited to tap into her management skills and contribute to the CDL team. In her free time, she enjoys runs by the riverside, baking cookies, and visiting art museums.
Adith is a Student Intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab and a Graduate Student in Sustainability Management Program. He is from Bangalore, India, and has ~14 years of experience across tech, retail, financial services, and analytics consulting.
Adith has spent the last 9 years at Citi working across the customer lifecycle, product lifecycle, and supply chain optimization. He’s passionate about advocating for the use of analytics and finance as instruments to drive sustainable imperatives. He has a background in science (undergrad in Physics/Mathematics) and management (an executive MBA from UCLA) and enjoys playing sports, going on hikes/treks, and learning about different cultures and languages.
A fun fact about Adith is that he interned with the Indian Space Research Organization and got to work on some cool astrophysics simulations on the life phases of a star, particularly red giants.
Leo is a Student Intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab and a Graduate Student in Strategic Communication.
He comes from Chengdu, China. Before New York, he graduated from Wake Forest University in North Carolina with a double major in Communication and Economics. Leo is interested in branding and product marketing and had several previous internships related to that. For this position, he wishes to bring his data analytic skills and integrated marketing skills to CDL.
He wants to be called Leo because his role model is Leo Messi since he was 10.
Deepika is a Student Intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab and a Graduate Student in Human Capital Management. Previously, she has worked with consulting and strategy firms such as EY, KPMG, and Accenture as an HR Consulting professional. She has diverse experiences in Talent Management, Development, and Engagement; few such projects are designing campus to corporate programs, performance management strategies for fixed-term employees and people pulse & sentiment framework. She has an innate ability to understand people issues and empathize, thereby enabling her to provide the right counsel.
Deepika is a spiritual person who has always loved new experiences, be it people, food or travel. Despite being a teetotaler, she’s the craziest one at any party.
Randy is a Student Intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab and a Graduate Student in Technology Management.
He graduated from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2018 with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. Randy moved to NYC and worked in a biometrics startup for over 4 years, with a career spanning across Research, Commercial, HR, Operations, and Product. Randy is from Jakarta, Indonesia, and loves working with different people to understand perspectives and bridge gaps, ultimately leading them toward their true potential. In his spare time, Randy enjoys binge-watching movies, going to Broadway shows, karaoke-ing, and just exploring the city that never sleeps.
Aaron is a Student Intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab and a Graduate Student in Enterprise Risk Management. He graduated from New York University in 2021 with a B.A. in Psychology & Business. Aaron has experience in different industries, including real estate, consulting, education, and hospitality.
He completed high school in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In his spare time, Aaron enjoys doing fragrance reviews and practicing Mixed Martial Arts.
Cici is a Student Intern at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab and a Graduate Student in Strategic Communication. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a major in Economics and minors in psychology and management. Prior to Columbia, Cici held internships as an Account Executive, in marketing analytics, brand management, and as a Media Editor in the fields of FMCG, Advertising, and Media. She aims to integrate creativity and data into social media and workplace communication building on her experience with brands.
Cici is from Shaoguan, China, and loves working with different people to understand perspectives and bridge gaps. She aims to build herself into a cross-cultural communication professional.
Cici has lived in 4 different states in the U.S. for the past 8 years including Texas, New Jersey, California, and New York. If she draws on the map, it will be a triangle :). In her spare time, Cici enjoys doing outdoor activities as she is a nature lover.