Ravi Kiran Reddy Gudipally is pursuing his Master of Engineering Management degree from Duke University. He specializes in operations and supply chain management. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, India on a state-funded scholarship. This was owing to his top 2% placement in the EAMCET (an engineering entrance test) despite financial hardships . He worked for Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. over the summer of 2018 to improve operational efficiencies of small and medium businesses using a data-driven approach. Later that summer, he designed small-scale communications equipment as an electrical engineer intern at National Small Industries Corporation, India. In his spare time, he likes keeping tabs on the consumer electronics industry and the digitization of traditional industries.