Mark and Andrew are this year’s student speakers. They are third-year exchange students from U.C. Berkeley and are both double-majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration.
Their talk, “Homeless to Silicon Valley: A Life Without Fear”, outlines how their unique experiences have led them to adopt a mindset of living without fear.
Andrew was a Mechanical Design intern at Tesla in Summer 2017, working on the second-row seats for the Model 3, and will be an Engineering Project Management intern at Apple in summer 2018, working on Product Design for the Apple Watch.
Mark was an Engineering Project Management Intern at Apple for 8 months in 2017, working on Macintosh computers, and will be at Microsoft in Summer 2018, as a Program Manager intern on their Devices team.
Andrew and Mark co-created and currently run TheTechTwins, a YouTube channel helping students break into the tech industry. They also founded Momentum, the first speaker series in Berkeley’s College of Engineering, hosting events on topics including internships, entrepreneurship, and resilience.