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Yixi K

- Research Program Mentor

MBA at Stanford University

Expertise

business, business analytics, data, data visualisation, data analysis, marketing, power BI, Business, Management Science, Engineering, Food science & Food Processing Engineering, Google Analytics, cloud, cloud computing

Bio

My experience is mainly in business strategy and marketing with a program management focus. I have been in the technology field for majority of my career and am currently working for Google. I am passionate about data and data visualization. Personal finance is also a big interest of mine. I also love being creative. In my spare time, I love traveling, watercolor painting, graphic design and photography. I moved from the US to the UK in 2022 and have been traveling all over Europe since.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Interactive COVID data dashboard

This is a sample project I mentored a high school student through at the beginning of COVID. We took state published raw data and build an interactive dashboard very similar to the Washington state's dashboard (which launched several months after ours) through Power BI. https://doh.wa.gov/emergencies/covid-19/data-dashboard

Regression model to predict house sale price

Using regression model leveraging house characteristics (bedrooms, garage, fireplace, pool, porch, etc.), location (neighborhood), lot information (zoning, shape, size, etc.), ratings of condition and quality to predict the house sale price.

Interactive calculator to calculate buy vs rent for housing

Build an interactive calculator to calculate buy vs rent for housing based on different inputs. Another idea is to build a calculator to analyze savings rate and retirement date.

Social media change the marketing industry for organisations with smaller marketing budgets

Research paper: How did social media change the marketing industry for organisations with smaller marketing budgets (non- profits, start-ups, small business) and help reach more specific demographics in order to increase customer relationships and sales? As well as how has the recent changes in data privacy impact above.

Coding skills

R, SQL

Languages I know

Chinese

Teaching experience

1. I was a tutor for math and physics for 3 years during my undergraduate time. I was also the lead undergraduate TA (teaching assistant) for Physics 172 class. 2. I was a mentor for YearUp for 4 years mentoring students as they step their foot into their first professional jobs. https://www.yearup.org

Credentials

Work experience

Google (2021 - Current)
Strategy & Business Operations Lead
Amazon (2016 - 2021)
Sr Program Manager
Starbucks Corporate (2012 - 2016)
Sourcing/Procurement Manager

Education

Purdue University
BS Bachelor of Science (2012)
Food Processing Engineering
Stanford University
MBA Master of Business Administration (2022)
MS Management Science & Engineering - Technology and Engineering Management

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