Hi! I’m Michelle Lim. I’m a software engineer at an NYC-based 5-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!


Most popular posts

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.
Oct 24, 2019
Gold Rush My Yale Daily News satire essay about the hypocrisy I encountered in Silicon Valley.

Recent posts

Dec 19, 2020
Marvel Studios: The Unwilling US Foreign Policy Pundit My essay describing how and why Marvel Studios delivers watered-down critiques on US Foreign Policy. It appears to condemn US foreign policy and yet undercuts every serious critique by attributing structural problems to individual faults.
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.