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Email : aleyan@nuevaschool.org
about
aspiring entrepreneur
impassioned web and graphic designer
confident leader and flexible team player
education
The Nueva School
2015 - Present
Senior
work
Assistant Tennis Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2013 - Present
Zalles Tennis - Foster City, CA
- Coached young athletes of ages 6 to 14 on various aspects of tennis, from simple strength building drills to granular shot accuracy training.

- Worked to develop the player's consistency on strokes, footwork, and technique.

- Incorporated stategy into drills to prepared players for USTA tournaments.
Web Design Instructor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2016 - 2018
Local - Hillsborough, CA
- Worked with a handful of aspiring web-designers aged 10-12 to develop a proficient understanding of HTML, CSS, Javascript, and jQuery.

- Introduced basic graphic design concepts and helped students form a strong foundation.

- Helped students set up servers and publish websites to public domains.
Tennis Summer Camp Instructor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summer 2018
Zalles Tennis - Foster City, CA
- Coached young athletes of ages 8 to 15 on developing an all-aroung game, strategy, footwork, and toughness.

- Incorporated match strategies and fitness into games and drills to ready players for USTA tournaments.
Babysitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2017-2018
Nueva Babysitting Club - Bay Area
- Established positive relationships with children by designing creative games and activities.

- Maintained child's health and well-being by providing meals.

- Transported children to appointments and events.
internship
Personal Assistant to Elle Chen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summer 2018
Sacramento Capitol Building - Sacramento, California
- Aided Elle Chen, legislative consultant to Senator Skinner.

- Worked on fact-sheet compilations, cross-office communications, and office management.

- Learned about government structure and the role of public policy.
skills
Technical
- Web and Graphic Design
-HTML, CSS, Javascript
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Aftereffects
- Microsoft Suite
- Ableton 10
- CAD
Soft
- Public Speaking
- Marketing
- Leadership
- Team Building
- Adaptability
- Communication
languages
English
- Native Language
Chinese
- Fluent (Speaking), Intermediate (Reading, Writing)
Spanish
- Intermediate (Speaking, Reading, Writing)
AlexYan
entrepreneurship
finance
photo
research
design
bitcoin
pΔncake
microbiology
flotato
series
foodstand
zest
finance
bitcoin
Crypto-Exploration
2017 - 2018
Researched the history of cryptocurrency and expert opinions on the topic. Learned the foundations of trading and involved myself in the market over the course of 6 months. Created a poster detailing my learning and process.
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photography
series
Seeing Things
2016 - 2017
Crafted multiple photo albums with an evolving central theme; whether it be a technical or physical aspect. A few notable areas of focus include city life, leading lines, depth of field, and collage. This series of photographs is showcased on the photographer Mark Taylor's blog.
design
flotato
Flotato Style Tile
2017
Created an outline for a mock company with an emphasis on the creation, branding, and marketing of the logo. A style tile provides the client with various sketches and colorways of the logo, multiple typefaces, mock advertisements, example stationary, as well as business cards. Additionally, the style tile includes a description of the company, reasoning for the design choices, and how such decisions influence the target audience.
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design
pΔncake
Pancake Printer
2016 - 2017
Built and modified a 3-D carving machine to hold pancake mix. Worked with peers and mentors to configure a carving program to allow for user-drawn pancake images. Presented on Quest night of 9th grade.
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continue
entrepreneurship
foodstand
"Persuasian" Foods
2016 - 2017
Worked with a classmate to create a Persian/Asian fusion cuisine featuring five-spice gyro wraps. Visited multiple food truck/stand gatherings to learn about the business and the startup cost. Finalized our recipe and sold our creation for profit.
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entrepreneurship
zest
Zest Fresh Foods
2017
Attended the NSLC Leadership Camp for Business and Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley. Underwent product/management simulations and created Zest Fresh Foods, a healthy alternative to fast food. Presented our market strategy in front of a panel of experts to receive feedback.
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research
microbiology
Immuno-Onco Paper
2017 - 2018
Researched the background of lung cancer and provided information on its survival rate, prevalence, and etiology. Selected and researched a specific immunotherapy, explaining its mechanism and my rationale for why I chose this means of treatment.
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