Derick is a student at the Stanford University Mathematical & Computational Science program, advised by Professor Chiara Sabatti. His academic interest focuses on the enterprise innovation and investment opportunities in the technology sector. He is the founder and the president of the Stanford Impact Investing Group, advisor to the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education, and previously the captain of the Stanford NCAA Nordic Ski Team.

Derick is in involved in different entrepreneurial and investment activities in the topic of technology and climate. He was the co-founder of NUMU Capital, a financial technology enterprise democratizing access to private market, and the founder of THINKERS&Design., a design innovation consultancy. He has also worked in different private market growth stage to buyout stage investment activities, with different financial institutions in the US, Europe and Asia.

Derick is recognized as the "Top 20 Young Entrepreneurs in Europe", serves various advisor roles on climate initiatives in private and governmental sector, and on DEI initiatives in the education sector.