Justina Chua

Justina Chua

Chicago, IL


2020 — Now

An innovative, work-integrated learning program to intern at Shopify on 4 different rotations while studying CS. 1% acceptance rate.

On a merit-based full-tuition scholarship with competitive salary.

2020 — Now
Bachelor of Computer Science at Carleton University

Industrial Applications & Honors Program

Work Experience

2020 — Now
Backend Developer Intern at Shopify

Building Shopify Markets, a localized and end-to-end product to help merchants expand internationally.

Completed 8-month training in Rails, React, GraphQL, Ruby, SQL, Javascript, and Typescript.

2019 — 2020
Software Engineer Intern at Statefarm

Improved search algorithm and ranking system, built pagination functionality, and enhanced accessibility for Search.

Revamped Product Footer with a universal design across Statefarm.com and user authentication.

Created Pictograms, an in-house design framework to align with updated branding guidelines.


2020 — Now
Advisory Board Chair at Erevna

Advising leadership on project management, community, and growth to bring 6000+ students together for meaningful learning experiences across research, data, policy, and more.

Incubated in Harvard Innovation Labs since Spring 2020.

2021 — 2021
Product Manager at Stanford GSB Venture Capital Initiative

Managed data science and machine learning research on startup pitch decks and financial contracts to advance understanding of venture capital.

Partnered with Harvard Business School and Techstars under Professor Ilya A. Strebulaev.

2020 — 2021

Led 30+ undergrads in organizing the 2nd largest ever CUTC as the youngest co-chair in CUTC’s 21 year history.

Drove 2000+ registrations across 63 countries with 60+ industry leaders from top companies and $8500 in funding.

2016 — 2020

In high school, I ran events and programs teaching 1300+ students about technology and programming, including:
// an all-girls tech conference at Northwesten University and Google Chicago
// a pilot Google CS First program teaching 9 & 10 year old students Scratch and CS fundamentals
// a Hack Club chapter, where I taught programming, organized events, and increased participation

I also worked other students over Discord to raise over $23k for social justice through remote, volunteer-basis tutoring — in under a month.


Co-Founder & Designer at reflect.

Co-founded an NLP-powered digital wellbeing app with 800+ active users, 3.1k installs, and average 4.93/5 rating.

Defined product roadmap and features and designed app, website, marketing and branding assets, and graphics.

Launched a paid apprenticeship, mentoring two high school students in design and development.


Contrary Capital Fellow

One of 50 out of 1500+ selected to join an evergreen community of top early-career tech talent and attend a retreat in San Francisco

4x Hackathon Winner

Designed and built projects surrounding food security, sustainable habits, and more since 2019

Google Computer Science Summer Institute Scholar

Designed and developed projects under the mentorship of Google engineers

Major League Hacking Top 50 Hacker

Selected out of 100,000 hackers for technical projects and impact

Jane Street Women in STEM & INSIGHT Participant

Selected to explore trading, software engineering, and business development

Grace Hopper Celebration Scholarship

Funded by Bloomberg and networked with Bloomberg leaders