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Hi there 👋🏽, I'm Disha Srivastava.

I am a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst studying Data Science and Economics under the College of Information and Computer Sciences and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. I am passionate about the intersection of economics, technology, and design, and thrive on building projects that directly impact its users.

A project I am proud of is DeepCheck, a machine learning powered web portal which aims to create a more robust firearm possession application process. Here on campus at UMass Amherst, I previously served as Director of Hack(H)er413 II, which is the first all-women and non-binary student hackathon in Western Massachusetts. As Director, I successfully led a cross functional team of twenty students in raising over $65,000 in sponsorship funding and orchestrating a 300 attendee hackathon.

I am now thrilled to be joining my College of Information and Computer Sciences as a Career Developer and BUILD UMass as Product Manager while on campus!

My passion lies in advocating for conscious consumer behavior and product management. Check out a quick, recent product case study I authored here.

Let's chat about product, economics, or social good at dishasrivast@umass.edu!

Projects

throughout the years
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Twitter GeoTool

Twitter GeoTool is a robust tool to help advertisers and others gain real-time information about what's #trending in a specific location, about a specific topic, anywhere in the world. The goal was to create a new reveue stream for the Twitter platform in lieu with the company's interest in a subscription based model.

Twitter Dev API
Google Maps PNG
Python
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LibertyBot

LibertyBot layers onto Liberty Mutual's existing mobile application. This interactive chatbot utilizes Natural Language Processing to assist customers with insurance policy needs and cultivates "individual intelligence" per customer. LibertyBot decreases customer wait time, builds customer query history, reduces administrative costs, and gathers powerful data.

Chatterbot
react
liberty
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DeepCheck

In conjunction with the current five foundational parameters in firearm purchasing background checks, DeepCheck is a proof of concept of how vitriolic social media activity might be discovered using machine intelligence and later evaluated by law enforcement officials to complement or augment accepted background checks for firearm purchases.

python
azure
bootstrap
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Hack(H)er413

Hack(H)er413 is first all-women and non-binary 300 student hackathon in Western Massachusetts. In our inaugural year (2018), I served as Head of Sponsorship building relationships with companies and securing $51,000 in sponsorship funding. In 2019, I served as Director and lead a cross-functional team of 20 students in finances, marketing, operations, and technology. My most exciting accomplishment in this role was increasing our sponsorship funding by $16,500 (to $68,000) through wrangling powerful data insights and designing a targeted economic pricing model.

airtable
heroku
hackher413
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Quotes

I Live By...

"Try again, fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Becket

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you will see." - Winston Churchil

"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, remains and is immortal." - Albert Pine

"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary. The evil it does is permanent." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Comparison is the thief of joy." - President Theodore Roosevelt

"Scars remind us of where we’ve been, they don’t have to dictate where we’re going." - Rossi

"What lies behind us and what lies in front of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions,

Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny." - Mahatma Gandhi