“A passionate, curious, and energetic product manager at an NYC healthcare startup.”
Fun fact about yourself: My first language was Russian!
Hometown: Long Island, New York
High School: G.W. Hewlett High School
Major: Business and Psychology (Concentration in Entrepreneurship)
Minor: Interaction Design
Favorite Business Course: Lean Design with Professor Stephen Golden
Extracurricular Activities, Community Work and Leadership Roles During College:
- Vice President of the NU Entrepreneurs Club
- Co-Founder/Director of Northeastern WISE
- Geneen Trust Scholarship, Karen T. Rigg Shining Torch Scholarship
- Founder and Director of Envision
Where have you interned during your college career?
- Astro Studios: Business Strategy Intern
- Acceleprise: Venture Operations Intern
- Contrary Capital: Venture Partner
- Lola.com: Product Manager
- Moonbeam.fm: Product Manager
- Helpful.fm: Product Manager
- Attentive Mobile: Product Manager
- Accel: VC Analyst Intern
Where will you be working after graduation? At Charlie Health (charliehealth.com) as their first Product Manager
What company do you admire most? Charlie Health, the company that I just joined post-grad, has such an important mission. Charlie Health is working on solving the mental illness crisis for adolescents and young adults, and it is so meaningful to work on an important mission every day.
Who is your favorite professor? Esther Chewning is a professor at Northeastern, but is also one of WISE’s advisors. She has been instrumental to both my personal and professional development thus far, and her shining enthusiasm, dedicated support, and authenticity with students has had such a huge impact on me and so many others.
What is the biggest lesson you gained from studying business? There is so much more to being successful in business outside of the hard skills. Soft skills like leadership, communication, and negotiation can sometimes be even more important.
What advice would you give to a student looking to major in a business-related field? The biggest advice I’d give is to try as many things outside of the classroom as possible. So much of my growth and experience came from experimenting with different industries and roles, and college is a great time to do that.
Looking back over your experience, what is the one thing you’d do differently in business school and why? I’d do my best to meet more people within my school but also the other colleges. You meet a lot of people through clubs, but I wish I took more time to get to know people with all sorts of different backgrounds.
Which academic, extracurricular or personal achievement are you most proud of? In the middle of the pandemic, I founded a nonprofit organization called Envision. Envision is an equity free accelerator for young, underrepresented founders. Since our start in June 2020, we’ve accelerated 50 companies and have helped them raise over $20 million in VC funding from investors like YCombinator, Sequoia, Greylock, and many more. Working on Envision has been the highlight of my professional career thus far. I have been challenged in so many ways – whether it be fundraising hundreds of thousands of dollars yearly to provide our founders with grants, hiring and managing a diverse team remotely, and sourcing and evaluating thousands of companies every year. I’ve also grown so much personally, and have learned so much about my leadership style and the ins and outs of early company building.
Which classmate do you most admire? I most admire Mia Nguyen, my brilliant friend who founded WISE with me. She is incredibly dedicated, very hardworking, and the best partner in crime.
Who would you most want to thank for your success? Esther Chewning is a professor at Northeastern, but is also one of WISE’s advisors. She has been instrumental to both my personal and professional development thus far, and her shining enthusiasm, dedicated support, and authenticity with students has had such a huge impact on me and so many others.
What are the top two items on your professional bucket list?
What are your hobbies? I love to cook, play guitar, and work with companies at Envision (my nonprofit).
What made Eliana such an invaluable addition to the Class of 2022?
“When I consider all that Eliana has accomplished and influenced during her undergraduate studies here at Northeastern, these words come to mind: intelligent, motivated, well-connected, and empowering. Eliana embodies the term leadership. She has created and built teams and organizations that will forever support students and professionals in developing an entrepreneurial mindset and the confidence to believe in themselves. She gives generously with her heart, swiftly manages complex relationships and details, and upholds high standards for herself and others. Eliana is potential in action.”
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