Meet our Panel
Gemologist, Jack of Diamonds Intl.
Derek received his B.S. in Geology from Georgia Southern University and his GG from GIA. He currently works at Jack of Diamonds, Intl. in the Diamond District in Manhattan where he's in charge of reporting diamond and gemstone quality to customers.
Yasmine El Garhi
User Experience (UX) Designer, IBM
Yasmine received her B.S. in HCI and 2nd B.S. in Management Information Systems from the NJIT in Newark, NJ. She currently works as a UX Designer at IBM, enhancing the pricing experience for new solutions on the mainframe.
Mechanical Engineer, MakerBot
Nick received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA in 2015. He then got his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2017. His M.S. thesis work focused on the development of a Smart Feedback Device aimed at facilitating water conservation.
Diana Kris Navarro
Computer Science, Rutgers University
Diana Kris Navarro is currently a senior majoring in Computer Science at Rutgers University. She's a founding sister of the non-profit organization Girls Who Code and has finished up internships at Qualcomm, Adobe, and Tumblr. Recently she was featured in Forbes for an article where she was interviewed by the CEO of AppNexus about women in technology. She's also a 2017 HackNY fellow and mentors Girls Who Code classes throughout the summers.
Derivatives Trader, Koch Supply & Trading
Allen received his PhD in Mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he specialized in probability theory and stochastic analysis. Currently employed at Koch Supply & Trading as a derivatives trader, he specializes in trading volatility. Prior to KS&T, he worked for a couple of years as a quant on the trading floor of a major, international investment bank based in Manhattan.