Meet the UPMC Enterprises Summer Interns

Each year UPMC Enterprises enlists the help of approximately 20 summer interns, including both undergraduate and graduate students.

Interns work across a range of different departments and projects, gaining hands-on experience in both technology and health care. This year’s class will once again be supporting our mission and solving real-world problems as part of their assigned teams.

We’ll be featuring them throughout the summer, but wanted to kick off their time at UPMC by introducing each and every one. Follow along below to find out who has interned with UPMC three times, who developed a virtual reality program, and who has a collection of more than 70 mechanical pencils, and more. Don’t forget to check back for updates and information on this year’s class throughout the summer.

Austin Armstrong

Where did you go to school? Gannon University

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I have three majors at school.

Why did you choose UPMC for your summer internship? I chose UPMC because it aligned with some of my values of helping people as well as the massive opportunity to learn so much information in a short period of time.

Yu Chi

Where did you go to school? University of Pittsburgh

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I am an active Pokemon Go Player

Why did you choose UPMC for your summer internship? I am interested in the health care industry.

Justin Deible

Where did you go to school? University of Pittsburgh

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I have my private pilots license and remote pilot license.

Why did you choose UPMC for your summer internship? I choose UPMC because to work on interesting projects and get experience in the realm of health care IT and software development to see if it is something I would like to pursue further in the future.

Brendan Dowling

Where do you go to school? Case Western Reserve University

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I collect mechanical pencils. Right now I have somewhere around 70.

Why did you choose UPMC for your summer internship? I wanted to work somewhere where I would feel good about what I was doing while still gaining experience.

Sean Fuchel

Where did you go to school? Robert Morris University

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I lived in Japan for two years.

Why did you choose UPMC for your summer internship? UPMC Enterprises has so many different projects going on and I’m hoping to see a lot of different things.

Josh Gillette

Where do you go to school? Clarkson University

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I broke my arm in 2nd grade.

Why did you choose UPMC for your summer internship? I liked the company’s mission and felt I could make a real impact.

Nithin Haridas

Where did you go to school? Carnegie Mellon University

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I nerd out about the book series – A song of Ice and Fire (Game of thrones is based on this). I’ve read all the books, additional material, and fan theories. I also religiously follow Manchester United.

Why did you choose UPMC for your summer internship? UPMC offers a unique opportunity to work with medical data. I got into data science hoping to make a difference and UPMC is one of the very few places where the impact you can make is substantial.

Valerie Anne Kristofic

Where did you go to school? University of Pittsburgh

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I got married this summer.

Why did you choose UPMC for your summer internship? As it is my 3rd time here, it’s a great place to work with quality, high-caliber people.

Divya Reddy

Where do you go to school? Northwestern University, Kellogg

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I once took a vacation to Puerto Rico and came back with a cat.

Why did you choose UPMC for your summer internship? UPMC Enterprises gave me a unique opportunity to dive in and learn all about the health care industry while leveraging my past tech experience to make a real impact. Beyond that, the projects and the people I met throughout the interview process sold me on this being the right internship to pursue!

Gabriela Feitosa Rezende

Where did you go to school? University of Pittsburgh

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I was born and raised in Brazil.

Why did you choose UPMC for your summer internship? During my four years as a student-athlete at the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC was heavily involved in the sports medicine and athletic training. The involvement between UPMC and Pitt, made me want to work and learn more about the health care industry. UPMC is such a great and leading corporation dedicated to delivering the best patient care and I wanted to be part of it to change people’s lives.

Josh Risinger

Where do you go to school? Grove City College

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I am developing a program for Virtual Reality.

Why did you choose UPMC for your summer internship? The opportunities here are vast and UPMC is committed to helping people.

Kyle Rohde

Where do you go to school? Rochester Institute of Technology

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I enjoy bouldering as my main form of exercise.

Why did you choose UPMC for your summer internship? UPMC provides an excellent opportunity to learn new skills and apply existing ones to a production environment.

Samiran Ghosh Roy

Where did you go to school? Syracuse University (Master of Science: Information Management, Certificate of Advanced Study: Data Science)

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I enjoy long drives, the longest drive being from Syracuse, NY to Savannah, GA and back over 3 days driving a total of 2,100 Miles, seeing all seasons of the year in one drive.

Why did you choose UPMC for your summer internship? I choose UPMC Enterprises for a number of reasons; the collaborative work atmosphere, the valuable work being done by the Machine Learning/AI Team; and the amazing resources available to employees to work efficiently, learn, and grow while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Michael Schultz

Where did you go to school? University of Pittsburgh

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I played in a concert with the US Army Field Band.

Why did you choose UPMC for your summer internship? The countless opportunities there are at UPMC and the ability to change modern health care with new technologies.

Ian Spryn

Where do you go to school? Grove City College

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I love doing drone cinematography.

Why did you choose UPMC for your summer internship? I heard about all of the great opportunities (from daily interactions with people to the work itself) UPMC Enterprises has to offer from a family member and that their mission lined up with my goal.

Logan Stahl

Where do you go to school? Grove City College

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I like to stay well-hydrated. On an average day, I drink around 8L of water.

Why did you choose UPMC for your summer internship? I’d say the biggest reason are the culture (e.g. relaxed, collaborative, friendly), the industry (i.e. having a meaningful impact, interesting challenges), and location (i.e. close to college, family in Ohio, in an urban environment).

Matthew Tutsock

Where do you go to school? University of Pittsburgh

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I batted .500 at PNC Park during my baseball years.

Why did you choose UPMC for your summer internship? I wanted to be somewhere I could apply my skills to make a difference and benefit others. Having my internship at UPMC Enterprises will definitely allow me to do that.

Emily Wasylenko

Where do you go to school? Grove City College

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I can play the piano, accordion, and kazoo.

Why did you choose UPMC for your summer internship? It seemed like a pretty lit workplace environment, with plenty of learning opportunities.

Brad Wheeler

Where did you go to school? University of Pittsburgh

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I compete nationally in dance competitions.

Why did you choose UPMC for your summer internship? I’m interested in utilizing machine learning to improve health care.

Yifan Xue

Where did you go to school? University of Pittsburgh

What is one interesting fact about yourself? I have two cats named Salmon and Fluffy, so if you play online games like Dauntless and you happen to be assigned a teammate named FluffySalmon that plays really bad, it’s probably me.

Why did you choose UPMC for your summer internship? My PhD research project focuses on dealing with genetic data and imaging data. The summer internship at Enterprises with the NLP team provides me the opportunity to work with language data, which will be a very valuable experience to help me prepare to become a data scientist.