Validere Summer Interns

We’d like to take a moment to shine the light on our awesome interns! Please say a virtual hello to Ryleigh Bakker, Michael Assheton-Smith, Josh Kahn, Avery Simard, Andrew Kates, Jacob Laframboise, Elizabeth Gaudet, and Matthew Li (from left to right).

Ryleigh is an intern on the BD team. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Calgary. Ryleigh enjoys discussions about music, philosophy, and politics. She loves to play sports and she is a competitive curler on the Alberta Junior Curling Tour.

Michael is an intern on the Finance and Ops team. Michael is currently completing his Bachelor of Commerce at Queen’s. He can talk for hours about music and hockey. Outside of work, he enjoys rollerblading and reading, but not at the same time.

Josh is an intern on the BD team. He is currently studying Finance and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Calgary. Outside of work, Josh enjoys running along the Bow River and he loves sports, particularly hockey and rugby.

Avery is an intern on the BD team. She is currently studying Engineering at Queen’s. Avery enjoys conversation about books and music. This summer she is teaching herself how to skateboard and how to embroider and paint on her clothes.

Andrew is an intern on the Customer Success team. He is currently completing his B.A.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Engineering at Queen’s. Outside of work, Andrew loves to get involved in the outdoors and various sports including backpacking, sea kayaking, sailing, backcountry skiing, skydiving, & bungee jumping.

Jacob is an intern on the Implementation Consulting team. He is currently completing a Bachelor of Computing at Queen’s. Jacob is interested in tech and cars. He also has a blackbelt in martial arts and enjoys reading and photography.

Elizabeth is an intern on the Marketing team. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Commerce and Juris Doctor dual degree at Queen’s. Outside of work, Elizabeth loves to travel. She traveled to 11 different countries in 2019. She has been learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since January and Python for the past year.

Matthew is an intern on the BD team in Houston. He’s currently studying Data Science and Finance at Wharton. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys history, American football, playing tennis, and reading.

About Validere

Validere provides oil & gas organizations with real-time product quality data and predictive insights that optimize critical operational, logistics, and trading decisions. Validere was founded in 2015 at Harvard by entrepreneurs who recognized the enormous opportunity to bring data transparency and innovation to oil & gas. The company is backed by some of the world’s most notable tech and energy investors including Wing VC, Greylock Partners, Y Combinator, and Sallyport Investments.

Elizabeth Gaudet