Heya! I’m Adit (“uh-dit”). I’m a software engineer, photographer, writer, and avid roadtripper.
I graduated from the University of Chicago in Dec. 2019 with a BA in Economics and a specialization in Data Science. I'm working on my Master’s in Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
I most recently worked as an economist at Hopper. During my brief time at Hopper, I developed a report on how Covid-19 would affect U.S. & Canadian flight operations and airfare, and created data visualizations to help the communications team understand the scope of cancellations across major U.S. airports and carriers.
Prior to that, I worked as a software engineering intern at Digitas for the Intel account. I was also 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 led Midway Ventures, a student-run startup consulting group that teaches undergraduates about venture capital financing. I built the Midway website myself during the summer of 2018.
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.
- I believe in open-source and giving credit where it is due. Open source has helped me become the coder I am today. However, I strongly stand against plagiarism and will credit others' contributions in my own work.
What I’m Reading:
- Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
- Educated by Tara Westover
- The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
What I Recently Read (and Recommend):
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
- Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
TV Shows I Love:
- Halt and Catch Fire
- Mad Men
- Avatar the Last Airbender
- Legend of Korra
- How I Met Your Mother
- Drive to Survive