Hi! I’m Michelle Lim. I’m a software engineer at an NYC-based 3-person startup. I also write essays.
You can find me at Twitter, Linkedin, Github or email.
During my undergrad at Yale, I co-founded a healthcare startup called Pillnotes and a startup incubator called Yale Helix. I also invested in startups with Contrary Capital. In the summers, I interned at Robinhood (building Video News), Slack, and Facebook.
In my free time, I read fiction, paint oil paintings, play squash and cycle. Fun fact: I sang in the Yale Russian chorus without knowing Russian!
The film club no one's heard of
My essay about why some TV viewers compulsively check Reddit/Youtube after each TV show, and why you should consider checking it too.
My satire essay about some men pitching a women's toilet productivity app.
Stop just using “Frontend” or “Backend” to describe the Engineering you like
Why the “frontend” vs “backend” engineering axis doesn't map well to engineers’ psychology. And how using just one division can lead to job mismatches, turnover, and even push some new grad engineers into product management.
It's Not About the Stars
My Yale Daily News essay about why milennials and I love horoscopes not-ironically.
How to Recruit for Love
My Yale Daily News satire essay about dating apps and how they optimize and thereby cheapen dating.
Paying For Soul
My Yale Herald essay about Soul Cycle, capitalism and religion.
My Yale Daily News satire essay about the hypocrisy I encountered in Silicon Valley.
The Arrival of the Media-Literate Citizen
My film review on Arrival (2016). Arrival is not just about linguistic communication; instead, it is about thinking critically about the media we consume and communicating its messages responsibly.