INDRA SHUKLA, Private Equity Associate @ BlackRock Assets

Indra, or "Indy" as his friends call him, hails from The Woodlands, a suburb of Houston, Texas. He started college wanting to be a doctor and pursuing a Pre-Med track but ended up switching to Finance later down the road. I met him at Culture Espresso on 40th St where we sat at a coffee shop in the middle of the day discussing how he moved to New York and what struggles along the way helped him get to where he is today. Indy is super cheerful, always smiling, and was overall a great person to interview.

GIANNI LAI, Design & Lifestyle Publicist @ Karla Otto

Gianni Lai is from Houston, Texas with roots based in Hong Kong. After visiting New York just once, she fell in love with the city and didn’t expect to move here so quickly after graduation. She’s an avid fan of boba, her corgi, her collegiate sorority, and volunteering. She works in Public Relations for luxury brands and teaches special needs children on the weekends.

SAMANTHA WU, Investment Banking Analyst @ Evercore

Sammi was one of the first new faces I met in New York when she hosted a small get together on her rooftop. Over the course of 6 short months, she's become someone I highly respect and admire. She's intelligent, ambitious, persevering, and above all, humble and grounded. She is a graduate from Western University in Toronto and currently works as a first-year analyst at Evercore. In two years she'll be doing private equity at The Carlyle Group.