• Summary

    Engineering and business dual-degree student with unique combination of entrepreneurship, leadership, communication, and quantitative analysis skills.


    Recognized as one of Business Insider's 25 Most Impressive Kids Graduating From High School and the Bloomberg Aptitude Test's Grad Class Worldwide Top Scorer.

    Let's talk! I'm always happy to see how I can help: email me at aaronguo@wharton.upenn.edu. I'll respond within the day!

  • Education

    University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School

    Economics, Bachelor of Science (BSc)

    Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (M&T)

    Concentrations: Strategic Management; New Product Development (Joint Operations, Information, Decision Processes and Marketing)


    • Penn International Impact Consulting (Impact Assessment Chair, Senior Lead Consultant)
    • Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Fraternity (Rush Chair; Class President)
    • Penn Sustainability Review (Business Director)
    • M&T Student Executive Board (Professional Committee)
    • Civic House Associates Coalition (Service Chair)
    • IMPACT Magazine (Staff Photographer)
    • Penn Appetit (Staff Photographer)

    University of Pennsylvania - School of Engineering and Applied Science

    Systems Science Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE)

    Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (M&T)

    Application Focus: Information Systems

    Teaching Assistant: ESE 567/OPIM 761 (Risk Analysis and Environmental Management)


    • American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (Founder; President)
    • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (President)
    • Electrical and Systems Engineering Students' Advisory Board (President)
    • College House Eco-Reps (President)
    • Weiss Tech House (Community Site Lead)
    • PennGreen Pre-Orientation Program (Group Leader)

    Battlefield High School

    Valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude, Advanced Studies Diploma

    • Rank 1/665
    • GPA 4.99/4.00 (weighted)
    • ACT 36/36

    • Business Insider 25 Most Impressive Kids Graduating from High School This Year
    • Presidential Scholar Candidate
    • Bank of America Student Leader
    • National Merit Scholarship Finalist
    • National AP Scholar
    • CIA Award for Science Fair Winners
    • Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award
    • American Museum of Natural History Young Naturalist National Semifinalist
    • National Symphony Orchestra Young Associate

    • Business Team Lead, FRC Robotics - World Semifinalist Team
    • Team Captain, FTC Robotics - World Finalist Team
    • Team Captain, Zero Robotics - National Finalist Team
    • Team Captain, KidWind Challenge - State Runner-Up
    • Pit Captain, Marching Band - BCS National Championship Winner
    • Principal Oboe, Youth Orchestras of Prince William County - Superior Rating, Carnegie Hall
    • Senior Patrol Leader, Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm, Boy Scouts of America

  • Experience

    The Wharton School | Adam Grant's Impact Lab

    Research Fellow Jan 2016 - Present

    ● Review precedent research for studies on both origin of and effects of reluctant leadership
    ● Research real-world examples of reluctant leaders and corresponding leadership successes, failures


    The Huffington Post

    Contributor Sept 2015 - Present

    ● Special focus on CSR and social impact within technology and entrepreneurship

    ● Past features include Warby Parker, Tom's Shoes, and Junior Achievement of America



    The Wharton School | ESE 567 / OIDD 761: Risk Analysis and Environmental Mangement

    Teaching Assistant Aug 2015 - Present

    ● Redesigned curriculum to increase student interactivity and course retention through integration of polling software, topical articles, and relevant videos
    ● Developed revamped lesson plans for course concepts, including Cost Benefit Analysis, Decision Analysis, and Risk Management through case studies of Volkswagen scandal, Ford Pinto controversy, and ACS mammogram guidelines




    Wharton Small Business Development Center

    Consultant, Growth Accelerator Oct 2014 - Present

    ● Developed positioning strategy for energy monitoring firm ($7MM in sales, 27.5MM sqft monitored), currently being implemented
    ● Constructed market segmentation and entrance strategy for high-growth consumer retail firm ($3.6MM in sales, 34% YoY growth)
    ● Created valuation and strategic growth/expansion roadmap for NSF-backed agtech firm based on comparables and SME interviews
    ● Built marketing and outreach strategy through primary market research for information technology startup with $120K seed funding



    The Environ Group

    Founder, CEO May 2013 - Present

    ● Established social enterprise providing strategy development services; average savings identification of $10,000+ per client
    ● Implemented client scoping protocol, leading to engagements with the Philly Zoo, JLL, and 70+ other applicant clients in 3 weeks
    ● Recruited 20 students across 6 domestic university chapters and 3 international chapters (Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Australia)
    ● Created community partner scoping and development process, leading to over 10 launched community and technology partnerships



    PwC Advisory

    Management Consulting Intern Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

    ● Helped fintech client identify and execute on synergies during M&A integration




    Mack Institute for Innovation Management

    Undergraduate Research Fellow Oct 2015 - Jan 2016

    ● Identified business expansion opportunities in 10-year timeframe within IoT for $46BN multinational telecommunications company
    ● Created proposal for new commercialization strategy, taking into account unique user-payer relationship, to provide maximum firmwide value



    Western Digital

    Summer Business Analyst Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

    ● Created go-to-market strategy for global SDK launch; strategy being implemented after presentation to Global Head of Marketing, SVP Storage Technology, Director of Worldwide Sales, others
    ● Presented analysis and strategic expansion plan for NAS and surveillance product lines in US, EU3, China ($375MM sales last CY)



    SNP Patagonia Sur Foundation

    Lead Business Consultant May 2015 - Jun 2015

    ● Led 6-person team to J.P. Morgan-backed NGO in Patagonia, Chile, with creation of integrated outreach strategy and roadmap for increasing regional tourism to sister towns of Futaleufú, Chaitén, and Palena into major cultural destinations for international tourists with $350MM CLP budget; currently being implemented by NGO
    ● Recruited, managed student consulting team to ensure high-quality deliverables and both team and client satisfaction in professional and social settings



    DAYA of India

    Lead Business Consultant Jan 2015 - May 2015

    ● Developed new market entry strategy and marketing and product mix recommendations for rapidly expanding business arm of nonprofit organization aimed at economic development and poverty alleviation in Orissa, India
    ● Managed student consulting team to ensure client satisfaction and delivery of high-quality final product



    Homestead Building Systems

    Process Engineering Intern Dec 2014 - Jan 2015

    ● Liaised between factory and distribution facilities to streamline organizational and manufacturing flows across 3 product lines while identifying areas for increased efficiency through implementation of database-linked assembly and accounting tracking systems, reducing new employee training and on-boarding time by 80%
    ● Created centralized database of job responsibilities and required certifications to unify employee hiring process



    University of Pennsylvania | Center for Social Impact Strategy

    Outreach Strategy Intern Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

    ● Developed applicant outreach algorithm for Executive Diploma program, leading to identification of 1200+ high-potential candidates
    ● Deployed new Field Intake Protocol (FIP) to collect candidate information, reducing collection time needed by 67%



    Opus Group

    Management and Business Processes Intern Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

    ● Worked with senior management to lead implementation of ISO 9001 quality management system standard
    ● Received certification in 28 days, as compared to typical 6 month timeframe (83% reduction)



    Providge Consulting

    Summer Business Analyst Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

    ● Researched and presented landscape analysis for launch of firmwide sustainability vertical
    ● Developed and drafted white papers, cultivated leads in environmental projects with EPA, DOE, United Nations, NATO
    ● Wrote and edited proposals for submission to client RFPs, including for major medical clients



    National Kuwait Dive Team

    Lead Business Consultant Jan 2014 - May 2014

    ● Developed strategic plan for international marketing and outreach rollout, including identification of key collaborators and partners, implementation of social media recommendations and best practices, and creation of expansion strategy guidelines
    ● Manage student consulting team to ensure high-quality deliverables and commitment to client timeline needs



    Bank of America

    Student Leader Intern May 2013 - Jul 2013

    ● Developed 75+ page summer robotics curriculum, introducing STEM concepts to over 100 elementary and middle school students
    ● Assisted in planning for annual Thingamajig Science and Technology Convention, attended by 3,300 students


    Angler Environmental

    Field Ecology Intern Jan 2013 - May 2013

    ● Developed stream monitoring curriculum for implementation in Prince William County School Advanced Placement Environmental Science (AP ES) curriculum for 50+ students per year
    ● Liaised between school administration and corporate representatives to ensure smooth integration between new and existing course material
    ● Completed data entry, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of water table data at 6 statewide sampling sites


  • Honors & Awards

    National Winner

    25 Most Impressive Kids Graduating from High School This Year - 2013

    Grad Class Worldwide Top Scorer

    Bloomberg Aptitude Test

    Team Captain, International Finalist, Top 5

    Harvard Global Consulting Competition

    International Finalist, People's Choice Award

    USC Marshall International Case Competition


    Capital One Organizational Strategy Case Competition

    National Semifinalist

    Nielsen Data Analytics Case Competition

    National Finalist

    Harvard Seeking Alpha Pitch Competition

    First Runner-Up

    Dodge & Cox Investment Case Competition


    Hershey's Corporate Social Responsibility Case Competition


    Wharton Venture Initiation Program

    Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm

    Boy Scouts of America

    National Student Leader

    Bank of America

    Undergraduate Fellow

    Schwartz Family Penn Social Impact House

    Undergraduate Fellow

    Penn Program in Environmental Humanities

    Undergraduate Fellow

    Thiel Foundation - Under 20 Summit

    Research Fellow

    Adam Grant's Impact Lab

    National Candidate

    Presidential Scholars Program

    National AP Scholar


    National Semifinalist

    AMNH Young Naturalist Award


    National Merit Scholarship

    Gold Award

    President's Volunteer Service Award


    CIA Award for Science Fair Winners

    Young Associate

    National Symphony Orchestra


    The Huffington Post


    Seeking Alpha

    Dean's List

    The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania

    Dean's List

    SEAS - University of Pennsylvania

  • Projects

    Project AIMESS

    Co-Founder, President

    ● Founded organization and filed Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, IRS Form 1023 with Virginia State Corporation Commission
    ● Created and taught STEM- and sustainability-based curriculum to over 40 students at local elementary schools, with 200% enrollment growth following pilot program
    ● Raised $1000+ in community support to ensure financial sustainability for future iterations of program



    The Color My World Project

    International Vice President

    ● Oversaw and coordinated CMW chapters across 15 states and 6 countries to reduce restaurant waste, increase accessibility to art, and to foster opportunities for social entrepreneurship in young students, leading to 300,000+ crayons donated from 100+ restaurants
    ● Traveled to St. Jude's Ranch for Children in Las Vegas, NV to facilitate a donation of over 40,000 crayons for homeless students living with the organization



    Northern Virginia Community Leadership Workshop

    Lead Director

    ● Launched the 2012 Northern Virginia Community Leadership Workshop, drawing over 300 total students from all around the region since its inception to participate in workshops and seminars focused on social entrepreneurship and service projects benefiting local organizations
    ● Coordinated 12-person team to organize venue, fundraising, community outreach, recruitment, and programming



    Greening Forward

    Chief Operating Officer

    ● Secured grants for distribution to youth-led environmental sustainability initiatives, with over $40,000 distributed last year
    ● Created and maintained company partnerships to leverage social media reach of 100,000+ followers
    ● Partnered with New York City Department of Education to help expand organization reach in higher education



  • Let's Chat!

    Recent Adventures

    • Canoeing across the US-Canada border in the National Boundary Waters Wilderness

    • Playing in the drumline at the BCS National Championship halftime show

    • Performing on the oboe at Carnegie Hall

    • Going winter whitewater rafting in the Patagonia region of Chile

    • Sneaking photos as Paul Rudd arrived at the world premiere of Ant-Man

    • Asking for Salman Khan's autograph after he spoke about founding Khan Academy

    • Stargazing at Skyline Drive on the Appalachian Trail

    • Backpacking solo through Europe

    • Getting too close for comfort to a bison family at Yellowstone National Park