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Tommy is a rising junior at the Cornell Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management with a concentration in Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics. He joined the NobleReach team in the summer of 2023 to focus on market research in the biomedical industry.  

Prior to joining NobleReach, Tommy has worked as a venture capital intern with Red Bear Angels, an angel investing group focused on Cornell based startup and Cornell alumni investors, and as a wealth management summer analyst for Lehigh Valley Investment Group, a family-owned private wealth management firm. Through Cornell, Tommy is the Vice President of Diversity on the Street, an investment banking club focused on providing market knowledge and valuation tools for undergrads from all socioeconomic backgrounds, and the founder of Secular Students of Cornell.  

Outside of the classroom, he enjoys playing with his golden retriever (Ivy), walking in nature & metal detecting, coin collecting, and he is an avid Philadelphia sports phan.  

Martin is a fourth-year undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, pursuing a degree in Data Science. Throughout his coursework, he has gained extensive experience in data structures, machine learning, optimization, probability, and various other captivating data science topics. This has led to completing fascinating projects involving techniques such as causal inference, classification, linear regression, logistic regression, gradient descent, and software engineering 

Martin was inspired by his father’s work of applying technical work to social good. Therefore, the decision to join The NobleReach Foundation was particularly easy for Martin as it allowed him to follow in his father’s footsteps of public service.  

Outside of work, you can find Martin on the soccer pitch, as he finds great enjoyment in watching and playing the sport. He is a lifelong fan of Manchester City, LA Galaxy, and US national team, and he always keeps up with the latest current events in the world of soccer. 

Ajay Kolli is an intern, Entrepreneurship and Community Management. In his role he connects industry experts with promising innovation to assist the commercialization process for purposeful technology.  

Ajay’s professional experience has danced around the business industry helping him gain a holistic experience throughout the sector. Prior to NobleReach, Ajay interned for Open Air Ventures supporting their real estate investment portfolio through financial analysis & modeling. Last summer, he worked as summer analyst for two Fortune-500 companies where he executed various projects through target market research, customer analysis, synthesis, and delivery of a final recommendation. 

Ajay is currently a rising junior at Vanderbilt University where he is pursuing degrees in both Applied Mathematics and Human & Organizational Development. On campus he leads the Vanderbilt Sports Analytics Club and is an avid researcher for the Blockchain club. In his free time, Ajay loves to be outdoors, playing basketball, soccer, and exploring nature. 

Alana Young serves as NobleReach’s Program Management Intern where they research potential transition or translation outcomes for National Science Foundation technology to further NobleReach’s overall development strategy. Alana’s professional background is in public service and legal research. Prior to their role with NobleReach, Alana interned in the Office of Representative Ayanna Pressley, supporting office staff in their goal of addressing the needs of constituents. Before this, they volunteered with Massachusetts Court Service Centers where they conducted legal research and assistance with forms on behalf community members who otherwise lack access to legal aid. Similarly, as a volunteer with Harvard’s Small Claims Advisory Service, Alana helps their clients navigate the Massachusetts Small Claims court in particular. 

Alana is currently a rising senior at Harvard College where they are pursuing a Joint Bachelor of Arts degree in Government, Harvard’s term for political science, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. On campus you can find them leading the board of the College’s Queer Students Association or performing in Harvard dance shows. In their free time they enjoy biking and board games. 

Heather is a 2nd year master’s student at Georgetown University in their Integrated Marketing Communications graduate program. Her studies focus on marketing strategy, branding, campaign planning, customer-centric strategy, creative planning, analytics, and consulting. She joined the NobleReach team in June 2023 as an intern in the inaugural intern class.  

For the past 8 years, Heather has worked as an independent musician and live music event planner, during which time she has performed as a singer-songwriter at numerous shows and events, run her social media platforms, designed her website, co-produced and released two albums, produced and released two music videos, planned and executed marketing campaigns for live events and music releases, and organized numerous multifaceted live music events drawing crowds up to 350 people. She has excelled in project management, creative development and design, and has more than 6 years of experience as a marketing lead, artist liaison, and social media manager for musicians and live events. She managed campaigns from the ground up, with a focus on data-supported strategic and creative planning. 

In her personal time Heather enjoys writing and performing music, especially with her fiancé. She also loves game nights with friends, going on walks, playing sports like soccer, basketball, and pickleball, watching feel-good tv shows like Friends, The Office, and New Girl, and spending time with her two cats.

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