About Me

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Originally from Moscow, Russia, I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2017 with B.A. in Economics and a Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate. Before that, I attended an international high school in Moscow and also spent some time in Boston, MA. My big passion is for growing organizations from the ground up, especially ones that have a meaningful impact on the world.

I follow the news fairly closely and in the last few years I’ve also become quite fascinated with behavioral economics.

In my free time I enjoy hiking, trying new restaurants, running, and traveling.

I'm also a big fan of dogs. Meet Brady on the right :)

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In the News

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The Surprising Reasons It Can Be Hard--Or Expensive--To Find An Airbnb

To nail down what non-obvious factors could cause Airbnb demand and prices to rise or fall, I spoke to Sergey Mann, Growth & Customer Success Manager at Beyond Pricing...
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Sergey Mann, chargé de clientèle pour le site Beyond Pricing - qui propose des outils pour maximiser ses profits sur Airbnb -, s'attend aussi à une forte augmentation des prix durant les JO 2024 mais rappelle l'exemple du Super Bowl...
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‘Russian’ prankster organizes fake protest at UC Berkeley but hundreds march anyway

“There are clear grammatical errors here and it seems like this wasn’t written by a native Russian speaker,” Sergey Mann, a Russian native who is now the vice president of communications for the Berkeley Forum...

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Deepak Ahuja, former CFO of Tesla Motors, speaks at UC Berkeley

Given Ahuja’s “unique background,” said Sergey Mann, the Berkeley Forum’s vice president of communication, the event was meant to attract a wide range of students interested in technology, business and finance.
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Stride Travel Releases Research Findings Preview: Online Reviews & Adventure Travelers

Today, Stride Travel released a preview of a study that it conducted on guided tour and adventure travel planning and booking behaviors. A key focus of this research is online reviews and the trust factor among travelers.
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U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Shouted Down at UC Berkeley

Sergey Mann, a junior economics major at UC Berkeley...“There was a large group of people gathered outside, protesting. The secretary tried to engage with them,” Mann said in a phone interview.

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Media advisory: U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to speak at UC Berkeley today

WHAT: The Berkeley Forum will host the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, who will discuss domestic terrorism in a talk titled, “Threats to the Homeland.”
CONTACT: Sergey Mann | The Berkeley Forum
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Confused Protesters Disrupt Dialogue Between Peter Thiel and UC Berkeley Students

The Berkeley Forum, which describes itself as “non-partisan organization that invites guest speakers who span a variety of viewpoints and perspectives,” wrote in its statement: