Meet the Team
Arin graduated from UC Santa Cruz summa cum laude with dual degrees in Business Management Economics and Psychology. He specializes in business strategy and is currently co-leading the ShopLocal initiative. Arin enjoys reading, drinks with friends, and pastries.
Bobby is a senior at UC Santa Cruz, majoring in Computer Science. In addition to Kahzum, Bobby is also co-developing ShopLocal. When he isn't generating ideas, he is programming them into existence. Bobby likes to surf and compose music.
Mason is a 4th year Computer Science major and Technology Information Management minor at UC Santa Cruz. When he was little, his parents owned a small business that unfortunately had to close during the financial crisis in 2008. Since then, he has worked to make sure other small businesses avoid that fate. Mason is currently leading the Kahzum Same Day Delivery initiative and lending a hand on the other initiatives. In addition to Kahzum, Mason is also a pole vaulter on the UCSC NCAA track and field team and a baritone in the university concert choir.
Alan is a 4th year at UCSC studying Computer Science with a minor in Physics. At Kahzum he co-leads the QR initiative. While not having any personal experience with small business, Alan became interested in helping small businesses when he learnt of the struggles of the unique stores in Santa Cruz. In his free time Alan likes to ice skate and play the bass guitar.
Farhan is a senior at UC Santa Cruz, majoring in Computer Science. He is one of the main developers for QR Kahzum and helps support the backend for Kahzum Same Day Delivery. Farhan specializes in Machine Learning and Full Stack development. In his free time, he enjoys flight simming and gaming with friends.
Gideon Fox graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BS in Computer Science Gamer Studies. He now leads design teams at both Kahzum and small business oriented non-profit GetVirtual. He specializes in UI/UX and website design. In his free time he enjoys rock climbing, writing satire, and producing music.