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Hi, my name is Ankit! I am a student in The McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis obtaining a degree in computer science. I am concurrently working towards earning a second major in economics from the school of Arts & Sciences.

I first became aware of computer science in fourth grade, when I attended a weekly program held by IBM in their Armonk, NY headquarters. In the program, IBM brought in their software developers every Saturday to teach us about the fundamentals of computer science. This program taught me what algorithms were, and how to implement them using Scratch. This program is responsible for my consistent interest in computer science throughout my childhood.

During the summer of 2020, I will be a software engineering intern at Microsoft on the Azure Data team!

In the summer of 2019, I was a software engineering intern at Square in San Francisco! I worked on their Connected Devices Experience team with four other developers, one engineering manager, and one product manager. My primary project for the summer was integrating weighing scales into Square Point of Sale.

During the summer of 2018, I worked as an intern at Crossbeam, a startup in Philadelphia. Here, I got my first exposure to working with a software engineering team, and became proficient in JavaScript and Python. I worked alongside the two founders of the company and four other interns. This experience was extremely unique and allowed me to gain insights into the entire pipeline of a tech startup. I am extremely grateful to the founders of this company; they were extremely accessible, and acted as personal mentors to me. I learned about the entire development process, from developing code to deploying code, as well as the venture capital process, and how to structure investment deals.

During the school year, I work as a teaching assistant (TA) in various computer science courses. I am currently the Head TA for CSE 247 Data Structures & Algorithms. I lead a team of 100 TAs and a class of 400 students. I previously TA’d for the introductory course and Logic & Discrete Math.


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