Hi, I’m Stella Lee

Vanderbilt University 🎓 
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𝗡𝗔𝗠𝗘: Stella Lee 𝗔𝗚𝗘: 21 𝗗𝗘𝗚𝗥𝗘𝗘: B.Sc. (Honors) in Human and Organizational Development with Computer Science and Data Science Minor 𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗗𝗨𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡: May 2025

Contact me 📧  stella.lee@vanderbilt.edu 📧 chaewon.lee.stella@gmail.com

📊  LinkedIn 🧑‍💻  GitHub 📷  Instagram 🐦  Twitter
 

About Me

Education

Hi there! 👋 I’m a student at Vanderbilt University, double majoring in Human and Organizational Development (HOD) and Computer Science (CS), with a minor in Data Science (DS), and an honors student in the Bachelor of Science program 🎓.
My academic journey kicked off in Computer Science, but I quickly realized that combining HOD with CS and DS would be my golden ticket 🎫 to a career in Product Management. My love for Shark Tank 🦈 and a natural product sense fueled my passion for creating and managing innovative products. On top of that, I’m deeply fascinated by fintech, where my interests in finance (business) and technology merge seamlessly, offering endless opportunities to revolutionize the financial industry.
HOD gives me a deep understanding of organizational dynamics and strategies to solve complex social challenges. When you mix that with the analytical power of CS and the predictive insights from DS, I’m well-equipped to analyze and optimize business processes. In the world of product management, where data-driven decisions and understanding human behaviors are crucial, my unique combo of HOD, CS, and DS helps me deliver innovative solutions and make a significant impact! 🚀
Background

Aloha🤙🏼! I’m a proud Rough Rider (CO '22)🏇🏼 from Hawai’i🏝️.
Living in Japan 🇯🇵🌸, Korea 🇰🇷🍜, and the Philippines 🇵🇭 before settling in Hawai'i has been an incredible journey! This odyssey has shaped me into an adaptable individual🍀, an effective communicator📞, and a true global citizen🌎. Each country's unique traditions and customs have enriched my worldview, enhancing my ability to thrive in diverse environments and appreciate the beauty of our world's cultural mosaic🎎.

 
Outside of school, I love to stargaze 🔭 and lose myself in the vast expanse of the night sky 🌌💫

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I'm head over heels for traveling, always on the lookout for exciting new adventures👩🏻‍🚀 and unforgettable moments to cherish🍒!
 

Experiences (In a totally casual way🌷)


Operations Analyst - Product Manager | The Bank of New York (BNY Pershing) May 2024 - Aug 2024
  • Overall, it was an incredible experience to delve into finance and fully immerse myself in the fintech world. I gained a lot of valuable insights about my role too!
  • I was part of the Lending Services department, specifically the Non-purpose lending and Margin loans team. I led the launch of LoanAdvance (our product📌), which boosted customer adoption and increased revenue! On my first day, I automated email 📧 processes to Broker Dealers (from JP Morgan, CITI banks, and more) with a Python script🐍 , completing a task in an hour that was supposed to take four days.
  • I conducted database testing to help release our new product using agile methodologies, researched and contacted our IBD (Individual Broker Dealers) clients, and cleaned up NPL accounts and pledged collateral to reduce the inflated credit line
  • Besides work, I joined a robotics 🤖 team within BNY and am absolutely loving it! I’m also super excited for an upcoming case competition :)
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UX Researcher - The Wond’ry | Vanderbilt University Sep 2023 - May 2024
  • Our goal was to create an app called Vandy Stay, designed to help college students find summer housing☀️🏡 for their internships or research projects. My job as an UX researcher was to conduct user🧍🧍‍♀️🧍‍♂️interviews, usability testing, data analysis, and competitive analysis to ensure that the final product meets user needs and provides a positive user experience!
  • I used Figma and learned a lot about user experience and design during this project!
  • This experience is why I chose Product Management over any other field. I discovered my passion for working on products that make a real impact‼️. I love using and improving products, and I enjoy finding creative solutions to user problems

Business Analyst | Project V Consulting Sep 2023 - Feb 2024
  • Our client wanted to launch a DEI-focused product📌 to universities by hosting different programs, events, and talks. I took charge of the finance side and conducted comprehensive market analysis to identify opportunities for launching a DEI-focused product targeting universities. I designed and executed surveys to gauge student interest in DEI-related topics, ensuring the program’s relevance and appeal!
  • On top of that, our team developed a detailed cost analysis for the entire program, optimizing budget allocation and maximizing ROI. Within our team effort, I identified and established key contacts within universities to effectively promote and sell the DEI program, fostering strategic partnerships. As the business analyst, I spearheaded the creation of programs, talks, and events to bring DEI🌏 initiatives closer to university communities, enhancing institutional engagement and impact :)

 
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Management Consultant | FTI Consulting May 2024
  • Impact Summer Leadership Program
  • It was a way to introduce myself into this management consulting world! I networked with a lot of people and learned a lot about their work and day-to-day life☀️

College Admissions Consultant | Dewey Smart Jul 2023 - Present
  • I help high school students write their college essays & get into amazing colleges! If you have any questions about that, please email me to discuss more 😀
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Software Developer/Full Stack Technical Web Developer | Hana Tour & Taxi Aug 2023 - Dec 2023
  • I developed and launched a user-friendly website for Hana Taxi & Tour Company. As the only intern in my team, I created and improved the online reservation system, making it easier for customers to book tours.
  • Within our team, I worked with different teams to add new features, such as tour package options and real-time availability! I also optimized backend processes to ensure faster website load times, enhanced the overall user experience, making the booking process smoother and more intuitive, and integrated customer feedback features to continuously improve the website.
  • Implement responsive and user-friendly interfaces using modern HTML CSS and JavaScript frameworks

Business Analyst Intern | Hilton Grand Vacations May 2023 - Aug 2023
  • I analyzed guest data and booking trends, providing insights that increased occupancy rates by 20% and reduced guest complaints by 15% within three months 😆
  • On top of that, I developed and automated reporting dashboards, enhancing data accuracy by 30% and reducing report generation time by 50%, significantly improving operational decision-making📍
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Undergraduate Student Researcher - Data Analyst | Vanderbilt University Department of Physics & Astronomy
  • Conducted in-depth data analysis on the gravitational waves and pulsar candidate searching, extracting meaningful insights from complex datasets to inform decision-making and project development
  • Developed data collection protocols and workflows to streamline the process and maximize data integrity
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team members to understand project requirements and align data analysis outputs with research objectives

 

Projects


Perfect Pitch Website
https://akamugin.github.io/perfect-pitch/ 🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝 I started playing the piano when I was 3-4, which is how I got my perfect pitch. If you are wondering if you have one, click on the link! It was one of my first web dev projects so the UI does not look beautiful😞
  • HTML · Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) · Javascript · Web Development

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🔺 Market Analysis Report: Unlocking Growth Opportunities and Enhancing Service Experience for Hana Taxi & Tour
Click here for the report on how to enhance service quality🚕
🔺 Market Analysis Report: New Customer Segments and Untapped Market Opportunities | Hana Taxi & Tour
Click here for the report on customer segments🌺
Click here for the Hawaii Visitor Data📈
  • Business Analysis · Microsoft Excel · Data Analysis · Statistical Data Analysis

🔺 Analysis of Inventory Discrepancies and Potential Theft Impact on Profitability | Hilton Grand Vacations
Click here for the report📄
Click here for the Inventory Data sheet📊
  • Business Analysis · Data Collection · Microsoft Excel · Statistical Data Analysis
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Exploratory Data Analysis of LinkedIn Profiles and Jobs Data
Click here to read my Exploratory Data Analysis of LinkedIn Profiles and Jobs👩🏻‍💼
Click here to see the datasets📄
  • R (Programming Language) · Data Collection · Data Analysis · Statistical Data Analysis
 
 

Interests

Activities / Hobbies

First-violin | Vanderbilt Commodore Orchestra (VCO)
  • My passion for music started when I first learned the 🎹 at the age of 3-4. Ever since then, I have enjoyed the process of patiently practicing to become better at other instruments too (🎻 🪈 🎸 …). My passion for the 🎻 began at the age of 10 after receiving my instrument on a random April 25th. I joined the middle school advanced strings for 3 years, the high school orchestra throughout the year, and the Hawaii Youth Symphony Orchestra 🎼 🎵 before COVID 💊 😷 . Joining a college non-major orchestra (VCO) has been a challenge for me, but I have definitely learned to appreciate classical music more than before, and I'm proud of that!
 
Star-gazing

10.13.2022 (Waning Gibbous)
First picture of the moon I took with my telescope
10.13.2022 (Waning Gibbous) First picture of the moon I took with my telescope
 
 
12.10.2022 (Waning Gibbous)
I was a few days away from seeing the Cold moon, which was the Full moon in December.
12.10.2022 (Waning Gibbous) I was a few days away from seeing the Cold moon, which was the Full moon in December.
3.22.2023 (Waxing Gibbous)
3.22.2023 (Waxing Gibbous)
 
 
 
5.1.2023 (Waxing Gibbous)
5.1.2023 (Waxing Gibbous)
5.1.2023 (Waxing Gibbous)
5.1.2023 (Waxing Gibbous)
 
5.1.2023 (Waxing Gibbous)
5.1.2023 (Waxing Gibbous)
Language Learning (shoutout to Duolingo🐥💚!)

🇯🇵 Japanese Professional Level
🇰🇷 Korean Native or Bilingual
🇺🇸 English Native or Bilingual
🇪🇸 Spanish Intermediate Level
🇨🇳 Chinese Beginner Level
Chaewon Lee was my name before I got naturalized. Passing this Biliteracy test is equivalent to being able to live in a community where the language is spoken fluently.
Chaewon Lee was my name before I got naturalized. Passing this Biliteracy test is equivalent to being able to live in a community where the language is spoken fluently.
Traveling

I've created a dedicated space to express my deep passion for traveling, which has been an integral part of my life from the very beginning. With every journey to different destinations, I find myself continuously learning and discovering new things in each place I visit. Having lived in four diverse countries, the joy of traveling has been ingrained in me since birth, and it continues to bring immense enjoyment and enriching experiences.
New York City, NY Mar 2023
Manhattan, NY
Manhattan, NY
The Edge, NY
The Edge, NY
Disney Store, NY
Disney Store, NY
 
Austin, TX May 2023
Flea Market, TX
Flea Market, TX
Katy, TX
Katy, TX
Mozart Cafe, TX
Mozart Cafe, TX
Tokyo, Japan May 2023
Yokohama, Japan
Yokohama, Japan
 
Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Way back to NRT airport, Japan
Way back to NRT airport, Japan
 
Teamlab, Japan
Teamlab, Japan
Sunshine City, Japan
Sunshine City, Japan
Yokohama, Japan
Yokohama, Japan
Hello Kitty Kitchen, Japan
Hello Kitty Kitchen, Japan
Odaiba, Japan
Odaiba, Japan
Odaiba, Japan
Odaiba, Japan
Disney Land, Japan
Disney Land, Japan
Shibuya Crossing, Japan
Shibuya Crossing, Japan
San Francisco, CA Jun 2023 - Jul 2023
On my way to SF
On my way to SF
Coliseum Train Station during the Sunset
Coliseum Train Station during the Sunset
 
Chinatown, SF
Chinatown, SF
Orlando, FL Aug 2023
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Philadelphia, PA Jan 2024
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Katy, Texas March 2023
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Tokyo, Japan May 2024
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Volunteering

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Founder and President | Hwarang Leo Charter Club Mar 2018 - May 2022 Social Services
  • Raised money through fundraisers to donate books to children
  • Introduced a nonprofit organization "Ohana 100" to club members
  • Read books to children every week and documented 70+ club members' volunteering hours

Founder | Magic2read Sep 2021 - Feb 2022 Education
  • Founded an organization to read books to children using online platforms during COVID-19
  • Recorded 100+ videos for children to watch for free
  • Introduced it to school JROTC and served as a Service Learning Organizer

Student Volunteer | Palolo Chinese Rehabilitation Center Aug 2018 - May 2022 Social Services
  • Coordinated all the volunteering events for my school club members to join me
  • Organized and hosted events to entertain seniors such as Bingo or fun story time
  • Advertised and introduced Palolo Chinese Home to other charter volunteering clubs

Worship Team Leader & Pianist Mar 2015 - Present Arts and Culture
CUMC: 2015 - 2018 | Eden Presbyterian Church 2021 - 2022 | Bridge Community Church 2022 - Present
  • served as a church main service pianist for the past years every week
  • practiced with other worship team members every week
Student Intern & Community Outreach & Volunteer | Ohana 100 Jan 2018 - Feb 2020 Education
  • Made promotion videos for the organization to get more volunteers and fundings
  • Connected the organization to 4 different volunteering organizations with connections
  • Packed books and delivered books to children in need throughout the island (O’ahu, HI)

Outreach Coordinator | Harmonies for the Elderlies Aug 2022 - Present Social Services
  • Coordinate volunteering dates with local senior centers to play instruments
  • Entertain elderlies by hosting a concert every other week
  • Attend regular meetings with other officers to plan more volunteering events

Shows

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I had the most fun of my life during the summer after Senior year because, for once, I had no obligations weighing me down 😃 . It was during that time that I stumbled upon "Modern Family," and ever since then, it has become my all-time favorite series. I eagerly tuned in on Hulu, enjoying a whopping 211 episodes, and even went on to rewatch it three times! What captivated me most about the show is its format, where each episode presents different stories featuring three diverse families who are all interconnected. Through these episodes, "Modern Family" portrays the relatable everyday lives of these unique families.
The beauty of "Modern Family" lies in its ability to showcase the various forms of family dynamics. Whether it's a family with undivorced-straight parents raising three children, or a grandpa marrying an ethnically underrepresented but beautiful second wife with a child, or even a white gay couple raising a Southern Asian adoptee – the series celebrates the richness of diverse family structures.
Beyond the laughter-inducing humor and clever writing, the show has a deeper impact. It serves as a compelling teacher of diversity, as it presents viewers with these distinct families, each with their own set of challenges and triumphs. The characters' journeys resonate with me, reminding me of the value of embracing differences and celebrating the uniqueness in each of us.
"Modern Family" has genuinely earned its place as my go-to show for entertainment that is both sophisticated and immensely enjoyable. It's more than just a lighthearted comedy; it's a reminder of the beauty in diversity and a source of joy that I can always count on.
 

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I got hooked on Detective Conan🕵🏻 when I was around 6 or 7 years old, catching it on TV. It became the only show I watched during breaks whenever I craved some mystery-solving excitement. The animation had me falling head over heels, and it ignited a love for the series that has stayed with me ever since. The urge to dive into the world of Conan's captivating adventures was so strong that I even tried my hand at writing my own Detective Conan episodes.
Detective Conan, with its young detective protagonist solving intricate cases, had me enthralled from the get-go. It's the kind of show that keeps me engaged, eagerly trying to unravel the mysteries alongside Conan. The clever plots and the satisfaction of piecing together the clues have had a lasting impact on me.
Inspired by the series, I ventured into the realm of creativity, crafting my own Detective Conan episodes during my free time. These endeavors allow me to explore my imagination and delve into the art of mystery storytelling. Who knows, maybe one day my tales will be just as thrilling and captivating as the original Detective Conan episodes.
So, if you're a fellow mystery enthusiast, I highly recommend checking out Detective Conan!
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Before you go, if you want to read some of the Mystery Novels I wrote, click here… (It’s from middle school 😬)
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Music Recommendations
Day6 is my favortite band🎸😊 ”I’ll try” and “You were beautiful” are my two favorites 🎼 !

Anyways… Thanks for making down this far! This is me 🙂 I’m really proud of everything I earned, and I hope I can only grow from here! Thanks for visiting my website :)