Ogni Goswami (OH-gnee GAHS-wah-mee) is an Indian American college school student from Fremont, California. He is currently majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Business at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign where he is a member of the Illinois Consulting Academy and the Psi Upsilon Fraternity. He was the president and cofounder of the AHS Rocketry Club, which he founded during his sophomore year at American High School.
Goswami's first internship was during Summer 2015 at Professor M. Tomizuka's Mechanical Systems Control Laboratory at University Of California-Berkeley. Here, he worked under two postdoctoral researchers and optimized an existing adaptive electric bicycle project for energy efficiency and user friendliness.
During Summer 2016, Goswami interned at the University of California Santa Cruz's Astronomy Department and, under the guidance of Dr. G. Barro, developed algorithms for processing large quantities of astronomical data.
After graduating from high school, Goswami took the Summer of 2017 off to travel around Europe with his family. Then in Summer 2018, he shifted his focus to finance and worked in private wealth management at Anand Rathi in Bangalore. There, his work primarily focused on conducting feasibility analysis of clients' goals and developing complex financial strategies while integrating tax efficient practices. He also often administered fixed income and equity research while at the firm in order to construct actionable advice to present to HNWIs.
In Spring 2014, a team of Goswami and Varad Nevasekar of American High School placed 3rd in the Webmasters competition at the Technology Student Association's California State Conference. This is a web design competition in which "participants are required to design, build, and launch a website that features the school’s career and technology/engineering program, the TSA chapter, and the chapter’s ability to research and present a given topic pertaining to technology".
During Summer 2014, Goswami was awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award after earning over 400 volunteer service hours throughout the year. The award "volunteers that give hundreds of hours per year helping others".
During Winter 2015, Goswami and his team of Sachin Shah and Nikita Ashok placed 3rd in the Western Region of the United States in the SIFMA Foundation International Stock Market Game. They went on to ultimately win 2nd place internationally at the 2016 International Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.