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Napassorn Esharoe

Bam is a recent graduate at Penn state, where she studied Economics and Math. She will continue to manage her family run audit firm remotely and is pursuing her passion in data science. In her free time, she enjoys video editing and snowboarding.

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Norman Ye

Zishen (Norman) Ye is a Master’s student in International Affairs at Columbia University’s School International and Public Affairs. During his time at the LEL, Norman thoroughly enjoyed deal sourcing, market research, competitor analysis, due diligence, and outreach efforts. He is also interning for the China Practice at the Eurasia Group, a leading political risk consultancy, where he analyzes how China-related geopolitical risks and policy changes impact private businesses. Prior to that, Norman graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.A in Urban Planning and a B.A. in Political Science. In his free time, Norman enjoys driving, photography, playing competitive e-sports, and exploring New York City!

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Liz Pang

Liz is a recent graduate of Emory University, majoring in Business and Political Science. She now works in the management consulting field in the D.C. area, where she could see her favorite Washington Monument every day. In her spare, Liz enjoys swimming, cooking, and exploring local restaurants!

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Evan Bender

Evan is a combined B.S./M.S. student at Johns Hopkins University studying Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Management. His experience centers around medical device design, and he has worked on two start-up teams from the JHU BME department. His current team is developing a smart treatment option for supplemental oxygen patients. Evan is pursuing a career in patent and IP law and enjoys biking, triathlon, cooking, and eating in his free time.

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Charles Lee

Charles studies machine learning at the University of Pennsylvania and is presently a Senior VC Associate at Lair East Labs. He spends most of his free time trying to recreate foods he grew up with in California: Hong Kong style Macaroni Soup, Hawaiian Spam Musubi, and more. When the opportunity presents itself, he is also a big fan of taking in the local nature, exploring museums, and visiting the symphony.

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Amy Moon

Amy is a recent graduate from Columbia University. She studied Political Science and Business Management. She has experience working in the fields of consulting, real estate, and art. She also has worked with various start-ups and joined LEL to learn more about VC and investing.

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John Lee

John is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. Previously, he worked at American Express as a Senior Financial Analyst where he worked on customer profitability strategy and analytics as well as P&L management for the US Small & Medium Enterprises segment. He further has experience in E-commerce operations and economic consulting and most recently has become involved in venture capital as an Investment Scout at GoingVC Partners and as a VC Fellow with Lair East Labs focused on sourcing, ad-hoc analyses, and program operations. John graduated from Columbia University in 2016 with a B.A. in Financial Economics and will prospectively be graduating from Columbia Business School in 2022. In his free time, he enjoys learning about different things: startups, coding, cooking, etc. and is a gamer interested in the growing e-sports industry.

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Helena Lustig

Helena is a recent graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University, where she studied Economics. She is starting work at Accenture and joined LEL prior to consulting in order to learn more about investing and VC. Helena grew up in NYC and enjoys reading, baking, running, and swimming.

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William Wang

Will is a rising junior in the Management and Technology Program at Penn, studying Finance and Systems Engineering. He grew up in New Jersey and has previously worked at an on-campus startup called Order In and as a research assistant with the Weitzman School of Design. In his free time, he likes reading, hiking, and spending time exploring Philly with his friends.