About the author.
Umair applied to and was accepted at Princeton, MIT (twice), Stanford (twice), Yale, Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown, and Carnegie Mellon. He received an SB in Mathematics with Computer Science and an SM in Computer Engineering both from MIT.
As a tech entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, California, he co-founded SecretBuilders, an educational games startup and Folio3, a software development house. Through the SecretBuilders Summer Program, he has mentored over 120 students on college applications. He has spoken on entrepreneurship at various universities including U.C. Berkeley, Harvard, and MIT. He also counsels students on their career paths.
You can reach Umair at email@example.com