In 2018 I interned at Takeda Ventures, Inc. (TVI), an early-stage venture capital firm within Takeda Pharmaceuticals. I worked with Senior Partner David Shaywitz, MD, PhD. We evaluated investment opportunities in startups that use data science and technology to discover, evaluate, or deliver impactful new treatments for patients.
In 2014 I co-founded Forge, a non-profit that provided startups with funding, mentors, and assistance starting clinical pilots at Emory Healthcare and the Atlanta VA Medical Center. In 2016 Forge merged with Sling Health, a biomedical technology incubator (see blog post).
At Emory I created an elective course for medical students on Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Medicine and ran it for two years.
At UCLA I founded and led a chapter of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering. We were the first organization to provide students with career opportunities in biotechnology and pharma.