Bethany

Payal Agrawal Divakaran

NDA '04
MIT '08, Harvard Business School '15

“NDA provided me an opportunity to excel and develop leadership capabilities. The small class sizes, teacher attention, and advanced subjects gave me foundational tools for problem solving. Extracurricular activities, particularly sports, provided opportunities to demonstrate and practice leadership and learn important skills for college and beyond.”

Where she is now: Payal currently works in venture capital as a Principal at .406 Ventures, investing in early stage technology companies and helping them to grow. While at Harvard Business School, Payal co-founded a company called SpotRocket to help students discover high potential startups to work for.  Payal received her MBA, with Distinction, from Harvard Business School and her BS in Electrical Engineering and minor in Management from MIT.

Payal's future: Payal plans to build a long term career in venture capital.

Payal's involvement at NDA: Payal was class of 2004 Valedictorian, played liturgical flute, and was a member of National Honor Society, student council, and varsity soccer, basketball, and softball teams.

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