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Team Intros: Meet Mike!

Birchbox wouldn’t be here without our talented tech team and we’re excited to introduce the newest addition—Mike! Coding may make our head spin, but for Mike it’s a way of life. He spent his early years writing BASIC code on a C64 and forcing his younger siblings to organize their Legos into groups based on color and function. Several years later, he graduated from Cornell with a BS in Industrial Engineering and the rest is history. Say hello – and coincidentally happy birthday! – to this tech guru. 


Mike Allen, Lead User Interface Engineer

Hometown: Trenton, New Jersey

Unofficial role: Eater of ramen

Fun fact: I play Dungeons and Dragons regularly and my character is a 14th level Elf mage named Nilthandross Netherknell.

Grooming confession: I washed my hair with soap until I met my wife who introduced me to shampoo.

Currently loving: Nike for J.Crew Vintage Collection Air Epic Sneakers

Worth the splurge: A Das Keyboard Model S Professional keyboard.

Curious about the rest of our team? Here are even more awesome staffers. 

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