Heya! I’m Adit (“uh-dit”). 👋🏽

I'm a:

  • 🚗 roadtripper
  • 🌲 lover of our national parks (35/63)
  • 📷 photographer (portfolio link)
  • 🧗 and rock climber

I most recently worked as a data scientist at Hopper. As a data scientist, I owned the pricing of Hopper's Flight Disruption Guarantee, an industry-leading fintech product enabling travellers to instantly rebook on any airline or receive a refund when their flight gets disrupted (delays, cancellations, or missed connections). I worked on the full data science lifecycle, owning everything from data ETL and integrity, to exploratory analysis and modelling, all the way to model productionization.

Prior to that role, I was an economist at Hopper, where I used my background in economics and data science to identify trends in travel demand and pricing across Hopper's airline, hotel, and rental car data. My goal was to help travellers save the most on their next trip. I had the amazing opportunity to work with talented travel journalists at outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and NPR's Marketplace.

A bit longer ago, back when I was in Chicago, 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 University of Chicago Booth School of Business Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

I graduated in a little over three years from the University of Chicago in Dec. 2019 with a BA in Economics and a specialization in Data Science. I'm now halfway through my Master’s in Computer Science at Georgia Tech, specializing in Machine Learning.

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. I got to work with amazing clients such as Electrip -- check 'em out next time you're in Texas.

You might run into me if you find yourself in the always beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico 🏜️.

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 in protecting the environment. The natural world should be respected and preserved.

  • I believe discomfort is a motivator. I tend to get complacent when I’m happy with where I am.

  • I believe in humility. Working in fast food was one of the most humbling experiences of my life. Be kind. Be gracious.

  • 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 programmer I am today. However, I strongly stand against plagiarism and will credit others' contributions in my own work.

The Last Book(s) I Read

  • Dune, by Frank Herbert
  • The Pathless Path, by Paul Millerd
  • The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road, by Finn Murphy

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