Celeste Tran

Celeste Tran

Los Altos, Santa Clara

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About me:

A self-driven individual, independent thinker and a competitive NCAA student-athlete with strong aptitude in coding, writing, finance, and data science. Possess a strong command of creative ideas, UX, and entrepreneurial problems solving skills. To secure an internship in the intersections of finance and technology to contribute in several capacities.

Education:

Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Bachelor of Arts, Media Arts and Sciences & Computer Science Major | Economics Minor , May 2023

Pertinent courses:  (* planned) | cross registered courses at MIT

  • CS Data Structures                                                  
  • CS Fundamental Algorithms
  • CS Databases with Web Interfaces
  • CS Computer Programming (Python)                     
  • CS Artificial Intelligence*         
  • CS Data, Analytics, and Visualization*
  • ECON Intro to Probability & Statistical Methods
  • ECON Macroeconomics 
  • ECON Microeconomics         
  • ECON Intermediate Microeconomics Analysis*             
  • ECON Intermediate Macroeconomics Analysis*

Experience:

Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA

Summer Intern, SaaS, Jun – Aug 2021

Evaluated existing sales operations (revenues, costs, and margin) and provided actionable business recommendations, including models (templates) to improve productivity, which were well received by executives and being adopted by BUs.

Goldman Sachs, New York, NY

Intern, Feb – Apr 2021

Admitted to prestigious Goldman Sachs’ internship. Gained valuable exposure to the financial services industry while honing the skills for success to a range of career paths. Learned financial literacy from AYCO, Goldman’s financial counseling service.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Data Scientist, MIT Media Lab, Oct 2020 – Sep 2021

An active member of the MIT Media Lab team, supported front-end visualization, backend services, and data science of the Visual Multivariate Interactive Exploration Dashboard for Economic and Behavioral Studies; Collaborative research initiative led by the Government of South Australia in partnership with MIT Adelaide Living Lab and local collaborators.

Seagate Technology, Fremont, CA

Summer Intern, Global IT, May 2020 – Aug 2020

Evaluated competing initiatives per return-on-investments aligning to corporate’s strategy; Recommended data-driven prioritization for strategic and fiscal year planning, and financial management. Authored the 30-page FY20 IT Annual Report, highlighting IT accomplishments and demonstrates how IT effectively collaborated with business units.

Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Research Assistant, Data Science, Computer Science Department, Jan 2020 – May 2020

Assisted Professor Eni Mustafaraj to research and learn how data science can be used to make a social impact. The research studies web-based sociotechnical systems: Platforms such as Google and Twitter, where humans and algorithms meet.

Los Altos Town Crier Newspaper, Los Altos, CA

Editorial Intern, Jan 2016 – Aug 2019

Authored articles and illustrations; Researched and selected stories; Proofread texts; Interviewed community leaders for strategic and impactful initiatives. Managed publishing of articles in education, arts, sports, people, and events.

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