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!

Recent posts

Nov 1, 2020
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.
Sep 22, 2020
HerBusiness My satire essay about some men pitching a women's toilet productivity app.
Sep 13, 2020
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.
Jan 23, 2020
It's Not About the Stars My Yale Daily News essay about why milennials and I love horoscopes not-ironically.
Nov 21, 2019
How to Recruit for Love My Yale Daily News satire essay about dating apps and how they optimize and thereby cheapen dating.
Oct 28, 2019
Paying For Soul My Yale Herald essay about Soul Cycle, capitalism and religion.
Oct 24, 2019
Gold Rush My Yale Daily News satire essay about the hypocrisy I encountered in Silicon Valley.
Dec 12, 2016
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.