Bay Area Cohort

Program Participants

Rebecca Abergel

PhD, Chemistry

“Pursuing entrepreneurship allows me ensure that my research successfully transitions from the science lab to popular use.”

 

Rebecca Abergel

Maria Artunduaga

MD, MPH

“I have an innate passion for making scientific discoveries and translating them into impactful products for population health, making the world a better place, and influencing others to follow suit.”

 

Maria Artunduaga
Respira Labs

Diana Chen

PhD, Electrical Engineering

“As an entrepreneur, my research and instruments I have developed can be implemented to improve people’s lives.”

 

Diana Chen

Tanya Crenshaw

PhD, Computer Science

“Entrepreneurship gives me space to carve out a position where I am using my expertise in intellectually engaging and meaningful work.”

 

Tanya Crenshaw

Nzola De Magalhaes

PhD, Biomedical Engineering

“I have always dreamed of owning my own business. Through entrepreneurship, I can see my invention go to the clinic and make a positive impact in the lives of patients affected by cancer.”

 

Nzola De Magalhaes

Alison Lewis

MS, Design, Technology & Advanced Manufacturing

“Entrepreneurship empowers me to build a future where we ALL have a say in what is built and created around us.”

 

Alison Lewis
Switch Embassy

Sunanda Marella

PhD, Genetics

“Entrepreneurship is surrounded with excitement. It allows me to use my years of training in biology to work on the exciting new ideas of the future and bring those ideas to fruition.”

 

Sunanda Marella

Janelle Muranaka

BS, Cellular & Molecular Biology

“As a STEM entrepreneur, I can combine my passion for biotechnology with my drive to do things differently to create something completely new and innovative.”

 

Janelle Muranaka
Maxygen

Ermelinda Porpiglia

PhD, Biomedical Sciences & Hematology

“As a biomedical entrepreneur, I can create innovative strategies to improve access to healthcare skills and knowledge in the developing world, positively impacting global health.”

 

Ermelinda Porpiglia

Chinmayee Subban

PhD, Chemistry & Materials Science

“As a scientist working on technology solutions for the developing world, being an entrepreneur is essential to reach my end goal of social impact.”

 

Chinmayee Subban

Kimberly Tanner

PhD, Neuroscience

“Entrepreneurship allows me to bring transformative STEM educational technology to universities around the world.”

 

Kimberly Tanner

Ilmi Yoon

PhD, Computer Science

“Through entrepreneurship, I can bring together communities abundant with different STEM and non-STEM talents to create innovative technologies.”

 

Ilmi Yoon

Interested in joining the next cohort?

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