Software Development Engineering Intern
Palo Alto, CA
Preferred pronoun: She/Her/Hers
TFW you get to see your work make a huge impact *and* you get paid for spotting a bug in the Groupon app. Win/win for Lulu!
What school do you go to?
What team are you interning for?
Mobile iOS – Search and Discovery
What are you working on or what will you be tackling while you’re here?
I’m currently working with the Search and Discovery team on multiple front-end features for the Groupon iOS app! This means making design decisions and improving the app’s user experience from a developer’s role. I come from mainly a design and illustration background, so being able to directly influence the content user’s experience at the highest level is probably one of the best parts about my internship. So far, I’ve worked on three UX-related features, and I’m currently in the process of pushing out a 4th!
What do your parents think you do?
What’s the coolest thing you’ve accomplished so far this summer?
Besides the really laid-back atmosphere at Groupon and the awesome team I’m part of, I build features that I can point to on the app and say, “Look I made this!”
What’s the most innovative technology you’ve experienced in your lifetime?
Microsoft Hololens (AR is so cool).
“Being able to directly influence the content user’s experience at the highest level is probably one of the best parts about my internship.”
What’s been most surprising so far about interning at Groupon?
How non-traditional it seems to be in regards to corporate culture. Before interning at Groupon, I had expectations of cubicles, strict corporate bureaucracy, and other things you often hear people complain about. But this experience has taught me otherwise, and has definitely left a positive impression.
What’s something exciting that’s happened during your internship this summer?
I once reported a bug on our internal app, Catfood, and ended up winning Groupon Bucks for it! Yay for monetary incentive 🙂
What’s the best book you’ve ever read?
A Feast for Crows from A Song of Ice and Fire.
My Instagram is mainly photos of ____________.
Me derping in life; occasionally my art.
What’s the coolest thing you’ve experienced in Palo Alto?
California Avenue! They have the nicest eateries and cafes, including the award-winning South Asian restaurant, Zareen’s.