Heya! I’m Adit (“uh-dit”). I’m a software engineer, web designer, aviation enthusiast, photographer, writer, and avid roadtripper. I just graduated from the University of Chicago in December 2019 with a B.A. in Economics and a specialization in Data Science.
I most recently worked as a Software Engineering Tech Intern at Digitas for the Intel account. Prior to that, I was an undergraduate VC Intern with Chicago Ventures, and a Marketing Intern alongside the amazing team at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
On campus at UChicago, I help lead Midway Ventures, a student-run startup consulting group that teaches undergraduates about venture capital financing.
What I Believe:
I believe anything can be taught to anyone. I think of education as a matter of work ethic, accessibility, and privilege—not innate talent.
I believe discomfort is the greatest motivator. I tend to get complacent when I’m happy with where I am.
I believe in humility. In high-school, I worked at McDonald’s between classes, extracurriculars, and applying to college. Working in the service industry was one of the most humbling experiences of my life.
I believe in acceptance. My parents were immigrants to the U.S., and throughout my childhood I watched their sacrifices manifest into opportunities for their children. Regardless of your race, religion, color, or creed, I believe you belong here.
What I’m Reading:
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
- Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
- The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You – Julie Zhuo
I (mostly) follow:
- Cal Newport for Career and Lifestyle Guidance
- Casey Neistat for Lifestyle Inspiration
- Lorde for Music
- Revisionist History for Contrarian Ideas
- Jason Barone for Design
- Andrew Chen for Trends in VC/Tech