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NameTrisha Shrivastava
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What areas do you specialize in? (ex: Creative writing, web development, finance, activism, etc.)

The areas I specialize in are outreach, data management, finance, and creative writing.

Talk about a time where you organized/built/created something.

In the last semester, I participated in the PWC Challenge Case Competition in which each team was tasked to provide a possible business plan to an appliances company seeking to expand into the global smart appliance market. In this case, I was able to formulate a three-step plan of refocusing the company to a tech enterprise, partnering with other companies to obtain higher quality distribution and supply channels, and finally, acquiring other companies to get better technology.

What is something you've learned related to your specializations, and what are your thoughts on it?

Through my specialization in outreach, I have been able to develop the skill of understanding. Whether I was interning at Make-A-Wish or trying to entice customers to try new products at Trishtan LLC, customer/donor relations took priority over most things - "the customer is always right" or so they say in marketing. By maintaining a positive and interactive relationship with customers, I was better able to assess their needs and wants and cater to them in a more beneficial way.

What are your passions, and how do you engage with them?

I am very passionate about sustainable fashion and sourcing locally. My biggest form of engagement with this is my current job at Park Story Boutique in DC which sources all its products from ethical and (mostly) local brands. Through this job, I'm able to interact with the designers of the products and ask them about their supply chain and labor processes and how they navigate around any issues in those departments.

Have you applied to Startup Shell before?No
Why do you want to join Startup Shell?

In interacting with the people at Shell and my own personal experience in working with two other small businesses seeking to find their footing, I have a strong desire to support causes I believe in and learn about their processes in order to give me a better idea of how to formulate my own concept for a unique and differentiated product. I hope that Shell can provide me some of this valuable experience while allowing me to be more hands-on with different projects.

Designs, documents, and other stuff you want us to see.Trisha_Shrivastava_v05.docx
How did you hear about us?Through my close friend - Rachel Taskale 🙂
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