Lighthearted, curious, and always up for a challenge.

Hey there, I'm Ankur! For the past few months, I've been building projects on the Ancestry team at 23andMe! Right now, I'm 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.