Name: Jennifer Shin
Business: 8 Path Solutions LLC, a service providing scientifically engineered solutions across various industries
Industry: Coaching & Consulting
Location: New York, New York, U.S.
Reason for starting: I was working in finance when economic conditions tanked in 2008 and as all industries began to struggle, I could only see growth in technology. This motivated me to apply to graduate school to study mathematics, which is what I believe helped me the most in my work with developers and for designing systems.
I would like to bridge the gap between science, technology, and industry as well as to provide new career options for scientist and engineers who would like to pursue their research interest independent of academic institutions and participate in industry.
How do you define success? Success in a specialized field suggests an expertise in the professional arena whereas success in life often implies an emotional satisfaction and the achievement of both personal and professional goals. Since success is ultimately a subjective measure, it is up to each individual to contemplate and determine what it means to be successful.
Biggest Success: Over the past year, I filed for 5 provisional patents and 2 trademarks. I am also working on research papers and publications in the fields of mathematics, computer science, data science, analytics, and pharmacovigilance.
What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it? I encounter a great deal of friction because I hold myself to a certain standard. This is one of the reasons why I ventured out on my own. An employee has much less freedom than an independent contractor in this regard.
Who is your most important role model? Patrick Gallagher was one of my favorite professors at Columbia University. In addition to being open minded, respectful, and understanding, Professor Gallagher encouraged me to pursue my own research interests in mathematics.
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