Hi! My name is Juyoung Song and I’m from Newton, MA. Currently, I am attending Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN where I am majoring in Computer Engineering with a minor in Engineering Management. Growing up, violin was my passion and it took up the majority of my time practicing and traveling to other countries, participating in concerts, competitions, and music festivals. In college, I’ve been able to explore further interests, such as volunteering at local middle schools to mentor younger children or joining a club to run a half-marathon. This summer, outside of work, I hope to spend a lot of time outdoors!
Gravyty is my first internship related to my studies in software. Last summer I gained experience in research, studying the Venral Medial Hypothalmic Nucleus (VMH) region of the brain and its association to aggressive behavior and gene expression. Last year I also interned with a startup called Neuropy to develop an app that consisted of seven behavioral neuroscience games; the games were used to produce data that we could analyze to predict potential career paths with behavioral traits. Through this exposure to a new area of startups, I realized there was a world other than large corporations in my career field that I wanted to explore.
I’ve already gained so much knowledge simply from working with the Gravyty team the last few weeks. There’s something about solving real world problems, not just problems from a college lecture or textbook that keeps every day fresh and exciting. For the next couple months at Gravyty, I hope to contribute to the growth of the company by exploring AI technology further and applying customer’s requests to Gravyty’s product so fundraisers can reap the benefits. In addition to building technical skills and working as a software intern, I plan to engage with the sales/marketing team because I think it’s important to get a well-rounded picture of how things work. After all, that’s one of the perks of working at a startup, you get to see it all!