Lighthearted, curious, and always up for a challenge.

Hey there, I'm Ankur! I'm currently an Engineer at Retool. Before that, I built projects on the Ancestry team at 23andMe, working on improving people's understanding of their ancestry, health, and genetic heritage. I grew up in Libertyville, Illinois, eventually made my way to LA, and graduated in 2019 from USC with a degree in Computer Science. While there, I worked in the Kuhn-Hicks lab, where I worked on models to forecast the progression of metastatic breast and lung cancers to give oncologists better insights into how to treat their patients.

I co-founded one of LA's first summer technology fellowship programs, Tech.LA Fellows, which partners students across the nation with some of the best startups in the city. I also spent a lot of time focused on Spark SC, USC’s student-driven hub for entrepreneurship and innovation, where I've run startup career fairs with 4000+ total attendees, helped organize two-month pitch contests, and hosted a podcast about student entrepreneurship.

Aside from those things, I love longboarding, running, truchet patterns, and cooking for friends and family.