Hi! I’m Michelle Lim, and I live in NYC. I’m a founding software engineer at a 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. Prior to undergrad, I grew up in Singapore.

I’m passionate about healthcare, privacy, and climate change. In my free time, I read fiction, paint oil paintings, play squash, and cycle. If you’re interested in chatting about these (or anything, really), please email/DM me. I love meeting people.


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.
Jan 23, 2020
It's Not About the Stars My Yale Daily News essay about why milennials and I love horoscopes unironically.
Oct 24, 2019
Gold Rush "I notice that the two main streets running through downtown San Francisco are Mission Street and Market Street. They run parallel to each other; they never intersect."

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 humor 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.