In January, we announced applications for the inaugural cohort of the Susa Summer Fellows Program, and today, we are thrilled to introduce you to the inaugural cohort of the program.

The Summer Fellows Program is an immersive summer program that connects high-performing university students to software engineering internships at world-changing startups in the Susa portfolio and introduces them to a lifelong community of peers and mentors in the Susa Family.

Today, we are thrilled to introduce you to the inaugural cohort of the program. In partnership with eight Susa portfolio companies, we have selected 8 Fellows out of hundreds of applications. It’s an extremely strong cohort, and we are excited to spend time with them this summer.

Without further ado, meet the Susa Summer Fellows!

Susa Summer Fellows (Summer 2022)

Arkar is a junior at the University of Washington Bothell, studying computer science. He is from Myanmar. Arkar is interning at Medallion this summer. Passionate about technology and learning, his lifelong goal is to have a significant positive impact on people’s lives. He loves playing soccer and ping-pong, and fitness in general.

Dheera is a junior at the University of Michigan studying computer science. She is interning at Ascend this summer. Dheera has previous experience working at mid-large sized companies and is excited to work at a startup. She is particularly fascinated by the fintech, e-commerce, and dev tools space. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, playing the violin, and reading.

Hye Woong is a junior at the University of Chicago, studying mathematics. He is interning at Stedi this summer. Hye Woong enjoys reading (philosophy, history and economics) and studying french.

Jay is a junior at Stanford University, studying mathematical & computational science. He is interning at Chapter this summer. At Stanford, he’s a Teaching Assistant for the introductory programming courses and a project manager for Stanford Marketing Group. Jay enjoys working with startups that improve traditional industries. He also enjoys learning about proptech & fintech, playing volleyball, losing at board games, and doing anything in nature or near the ocean.

Kashov is a junior at the University of Texas Austin, studying computer and electrical engineering, interested in software engineering and product management in the healthtech and fintech spaces. He is interning at Medallion this summer. Beyond product management and programming, he is interested in economics and international relations, and in his free time he likes to hike and follow the NBA. This previous summer he worked as an engineer on Intel’s Atom team.

Leslie is a junior at Duke University, studying electrical computer engineering and computer science, with a concentration in machine learning. He is interning at Nelo this summer. Leslie is from Auburn, AL and has a passion for machine learning, data analytics, and the future of crypto finances.

Sapna is a junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, studying computer science and psychology. She is interning at Lightyear this summer. Sapna is very interested in exploring and learning more about user experience and front-end development. She is from the San Francisco Bay Area. Outside of building her career, she loves dancing, crocheting, and reading self-help/psychology books.

Swarit is a junior at Western University in Canada, studying software engineering. He is interning at Float this summer. Swarit is really interested in infrastructure-level fintech, global freight systems, and autonomous vehicles. He is a cycling addict, loves watching Pixar movies, and has a goal to try bagels from +100 spots in Toronto to find the best one!

About Susa Ventures

Susa Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in a growing family of dreamers and builders, backing companies like Robinhood, Flexport, and Viz at their earliest stages and beyond. We believe that entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of progress and exist to help them realize their visions for a better world.

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