Sophia Yang | Neuroscience | Computer Science

From: San Francisco, CA

Pomona Days: Class of 2011 | Neuroscience and Computer Science

Current Employment: Founder/CEO at Superpod

Past Employment: EIR, Social Capital LP| Product Manager, Google Search | Product Manager, Google X


 

Always follow your passion even if you don't know where it'll lead (it'll make sense in the future), and never be afraid of challenges (embrace it and it'll be not just ok but fun)!

…wanted to do neuroscience research, found passion in computational neuroscience, took mixture of neuro/bio/cs courses, but the random non-major electives were always my favorite…

…come senior year, realized i didn't want to go straight into a phd for another 5 years in academia, followed my passion for tech products and decided to put my neuro research interests on hold for a bit (still hoping to go back at some point)…

…took the leap and interviewed everywhere, which was incredibly informational. similar to falling in love with pomona when visiting, loved the people at google when i interviewed…

… worked on google.com, hangouts, and google glass over past 2.5 years as a product manager…

… recently took another leap to work on a mobile startup