Bhavana Chamoli was born in the Himalayas region of India. As she grew, Bhavana Chamoli’s hunger for academics was apparent as she earned scholarships to attend Asia’s best educational institutions. She moved to New Delhi as a boarding student as she prepared to take the exam at the Indian Institute of technology, considered to be the elite program for computer sciences and engineering. Bhavana Chamoli’s intellectual interest led her to take a year away from her engineering studies to engage in Architectural studies, before she returned to complete her undergraduate engineering degree.
When Bhavana Chamoli came to the United States, she continued her education at Carnegie Mellon University. She melded into the culture and research-oriented philosophy of Carnegie Mellon. After completing her studies, she spent the next two and a half years at McKinsey Consulting as a full-time developer. However, Bhavana Chamoli quickly realized that the corporate-life did not provide the opportunity for exposure to the kind of innovative, leading-edge technology to challenge her skills. Bhavana’s love for quant fund coding and programming and mathematical calculation challenges was no longer an option. The corporate-life felt stagnant.
Bhavana Chamoli’s goal was to move out of corporate life and into a role in investment management. Her ambition led her to take the initiative to engage with her university professors for guidance. With the emergence of quant hedge funds, Bhavana knew she had the right skill-set to move her career in a new direction. Taking command of her career, Bhavana Chamoli moved to MIO Partners, Inc, McKinseys’ investment management subsidiary, designed to retain the services of former partners, and employees.
Chamoli is involved with venture-capital firms in India. She develops codes to build programming applications that automate the research process for the capital management industry, designed especially for investment and portfolio managers.
Bhavana Chamoli leads a very active lifestyle. She has many interests aside from her development skills. She was offered modeling roles and was a participant in the Miss India competition. She maintains her relationships with friends and coworkers in India who are connected to the Andy Warhol Foundation and Bollywood, Sundance, and in the film-making industry. She participated in documentaries that have qualified for Oscars in the foreign language categories, and others that have earned awards at the Sundance Festivals worldwide. She has produced documentaries in India, which she has shared on YouTube.
One of Bhavana’s greatest accomplishments to date, was when she founded a non-profit organization. She wanted to provide a platform to empower freelance journalists and writers of India to let their voices be heard. The platform was created to cut through India’s monopoly, de-polarize communities and allow writers and journalists the opportunity to build their brand.
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