Gaurav “Gary” Gopal
What do you do at STEMconnector: I started my professional work at a merchandising company in Rockville, Maryland called American Floor Mats, where he worked as an associate in finance, accounting, and customer service. I have a B.S. degree in Business (with a focus on marketing/finance). After interning at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in the Risk Management Supervision division and graduating from the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University, I worked at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA) in the Office of Grants and Financial Management before focusing my skills in business development at STEMconnector.
What you were doing before STEMconnector: My most recent work experience before STEMconnector was at the Education Advisory Board as a Business Development Associate creating strategic plans, working with new and potential clients for the company while supporting overarching business acquisition goals and strategy. As a BDA, at STEMconnector, I have been working on similar tasks – with a focus on prospecting new clients, scheduling meetings with C-Suite executives cross-sector that have shown interest in the network and our offerings.
Education: Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University
Hobbies: I love to code, play video games, and watch sports. Most recently I started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a side hobby as well as tennis, being a former college player. I hope to travel more in the coming years.