Mya joined The Commons after receiving fourteen nominations for our International Women’s Day scholarship, described by friends and colleagues as kind, smart, bold and innovative - an excellent reflection of The Commons community. She was looking to explore new opportunities and explore making a pivot from healthcare consulting. Through The Commons, she honed her technical skills like SQL and analysis, and under the coaching of her mentor Ananya, built confidence to apply for roles in tech. She was keen to find an opportunity at a company that was making a positive impact, and connected with Brody - another mentor at The Commons - who happens to be the VP of Operations at Flashfood. A few short weeks later, she was setting into her role on his team as an Optimization Lead.
Schumann joined The Commons just as he was starting a new role to drive more impact from day 1. He had just pivoted into his first Finance role in tech, joining a Series C software company as a Senior Financial Analyst. Prior to his pivot into tech, Schumann had worked in financial analyst roles across banks, transportation and entertainment.
Christian joined The Commons after working for ~6 months in a Finance & Strategy role at Checkr, a software company that powers the fastest, fairest background checks for businesses of all sizes - including Uber, Netflix and more. Through The Commons, Christian wanted to build tangible skills and tap into 1:1 mentorship to level up in his role and evaluate a pivot from Strategic Finance to Product. He’s since successfully pivoted to a Product role within Checkr.