Meet Udemy’s Summer 2016 interns

This special guest post comes from Srishti Jain, who’s interning with us for the second summer in a row. Take it away, Srishti!

Another summer, another fresh class of interns! I am back this summer on Udemy’s corporate marketing team and excited to become a contributor to our acclaimed blog and introduce my fellow interns. This year, we represent a variety of backgrounds and fields of study and are covering all areas of the company. Join me in welcoming them to Udemy!

René Babior, Growth
Washington University in St. Louis, Marketing and Economics/Strategy

P1760095_jpegA Berkeley native, René is excited to be back in the Bay Area for a summer working with our growth team. He is researching the course discovery process of our users and hopes to find a way to optimize that experience. After graduation next year he hopes to launch a career in marketing and is excited about everything he has learned so far at Udemy. This summer he wants to catch up with friends and enjoy the beauty of the Bay Area.

Catherine Boran, Content
University of Chicago, Booth School of BusinessLinkedIn Photo
Catherine is the latest addition to our content team and is helping diversify our instructor base and bring quality courses to the Udemy platform. Her favorite part of Udemy is the people (followed closely by the snacks). She’s looking forward to hiking and surfing in the Bay Area this summer and hopes to own a goat farm in the future.

Joseph Chang, Udemy for Business
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business02_SkyDeck-6
Like Catherine, JC comes to us as an MBA intern from UChicago’s Booth School of Business. This summer he is working on marketing analytics for our Udemy for Business team. He has set his ambitions high and wants to follow in the footsteps of our CEO Dennis Yang. Over the summer he continues to work hard, learn, and meet new people.


Sadie Gill, Product
California State University, East Bay, Masters in Statisticsupload
A recent graduate, Sadie has joined our small but mighty product analytics team as a data analyst. She is studying user search behavior and brings a vast knowledge of statistics and analytics to the table. The people here are her favorite part of Udemy, and she is spending her free time this summer getting some sun. In the future she hopes to adopt more cats.

Danica Jacinto, Operations
Stanford Graduate School of BusinessP1760056_jpeg
With years of experience as an investment banker in Singapore, Danica is now exploring a career outside of financial services. In her role as an operations intern at Udemy, she is working on an audit of our infrastructure and company-wide tools. She loves her team here and is spending her weekends hiking around the Bay. In the future she hopes to complete her yoga teacher certification (she’s close!).

Michael Ligier, Growth
NYU Stern, Finance and Computer ScienceP1760101_jpeg
After a busy first year in New York City, Michael has joined our growth team to generate insights on the course selection experience. He’s still weighing his career options, but as a huge fan of musical theater, his immediate plans are to acquire “Hamilton” tickets. His favorite things about Udemy are the adjustable standing desks and unlimited Kettle Chips. Outside the office he is spending his summer going to concerts, soccer games, and new Japanese restaurants.

Federico Nigro, Product Design
General Assembly, Design
P1760115_jpegFederico is on our product design team this summer and taking on a meaty project: redesigning the sign-up flow for our mobile app. He recently graduated from General Assembly after completing an immersive UX design program. He loves the transparency at Udemy, and when not at work, he loves to spend time outdoors.

Michal Orkan, Legal
University of San Francisco, LLM in IP and Tech Law
Originally a lawyer in Israel, Michal recently completed a post-grad law degree program (LLM) at the University of San Francisco. She is assisting Udemy’s legal team with intellectual property-related matters and commercial contracting. She is excited to spend her summer learning and upping her game and loves Udemy’s company mission. Over the next few months she wants to continue to meet new people and find great foods in the area.

Ali Salahi, Content
University of California, Davis, Statistics and PhilosophyP1760050_jpeg
Ali recently completed a degree in statistics from UC Davis and has fittingly joined our content team as a data analytics intern. He is putting his machine-learning skills to the test while optimizing our spam review filter. He wants to continue to learn and thrive in this field, in keeping with Udemy’s motto to “Never stop learning.” Originally from the Bay Area, he is spending his summer reconnecting with friends and family.

Isabella Salazar, Finance
UCLA, Business EconomicsP1760036_jpeg
A lover of all things finance, Bella is excited to be on the finance team this summer. She thinks it will be a great experience and will help her decide what she wants to do in the future. She’s currently considering doing more research in the field of behavioral economics. For Bella, Udemy is the perfect place to learn about all parts of the business and experience start-up culture. This summer she is hoping visit SFMOMA, bike Crissy Field, and find the best macarons in town.

Haruna Yasui, Business Development
University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business

3712392Haruna is joining us as a business development intern after recently completing her MBA at the Haas School of Business. A native of Japan, she is able to share great insights into user acquisition in our Japanese market. She loves that what she is doing at Udemy this summer is helping people learn in some way. In the near future she wants to get a dog and take horseback-riding lessons.


Srishti Jain, Corporate Marketing
Carnegie Mellon, Economics and StatisticsP1760089_jpeg
Last but not least, I’m back for another summer at Udemy with freshly acquired skills in data science and analytics. I am helping the corporate marketing team identify trends in how our students are closing the skills gap. It is exciting to see how Udemy has changed over the past year, and l love how willing everyone is to help each other learn and grow. This summer, I want to complete famous hikes in the area including Black Mountain and the Dipsea Trail.