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Samir Mirza

Samir Mirza

Former Twitter engineer | Advisor/investor | Class of 2006

If it happened to Samir Mirza at Illinois, it’s a good bet it happened at the arena formerly known as the Assembly Hall.

"While I was a student, I saw my favorite band Weezer perform there, as well as witnessing the magical run of the 2005 Illinois men’s basketball team," says the Berlin-based startup advisor and Twitter alum.

"But my favorite memory there was organizing and MC-ing ISA’s India Night, which is one of the largest cultural shows on campus. My computer science courses taught me how to code, but my involvement with the ISA taught me about teamwork, creativity and creating amazing events from scratch."