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Work Experience

April 2016Present

Senior Technical Product Manager

Counsyl
  • Awarded a Counsyl Eigenvalue for produce more than you consume - an Eigenvalue is an award given to the top 2-4 employees each quarterThe award was given largely for my work driving a faster and more coherent product update lifecycle.
  • Spearheading a task force of >50 employees to improve the company's speed with which we return tests to our patients
  • Actively developing the company's circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) product strategy in conjunction with R&D, commercial and medical affairs
    • Performed a market analysis of the various potential ctDNA applications using cancer incidence and published literature data to size the attractiveness and clinical impact of the type of products to build
    • Project managed a team of 10+ computational biologists, molecular biologists and clinical personnel
    • Managed research collaborations with research institutions
  • Acted as the predictive analytics lead for a root-cause analysis to better understand prolapsed demand in one of the company's core products. Analysis used modern day analytics techniques and software (i.e. Python data analysis stack) to provide key insights to the executive team on corrective actions.
  • Mentoring technical product managers to ensure that the product launches they are working on are successful
Jan 2015April 2016

Technical Product Manager

Counsyl
  • Led the organization to a more diligent product update cycle - transitioned the company from one clinical product update in the four preceding years to five product updates in a year and a half with three additional updates in the pipeline
  • Led three different clinical product launches for Counsyl's Inherited Cancer Screen, resulting in transitioning the product from flat growth to a CAGR of 100%+ over a two year period. These product launches included cross-functional project management of teams with 10+ members as well as requirements and scope definition of the launch.
  • Supported the implementation and development of Counsyl's New Product Process; this included defining project team and communication structure, solidifying deliverable requirements and clarifying departmental involvement
  • Defined requirements and led the implementation of Counsyl's Evergreen project, a project to maintain competitiveness in the market by becoming more agile in launching new genetic content, primarily through software innovations.
May 2014Jan 2015

Program Manager

Counsyl
  • Led the design and requirements of Counsyl's variant curation application with a team of four software engineers. The application has prescribed meaning to over 140,000 genetic variants and supported the work of 20+ PhD curators
  • Wrote and deployed code for various features within the fulfillment and curation app using Python and Django
Jul 2012May 2014

Medical Device Engineer (Professional Development Program)

Abbott Laboratories
  • Received the highest performance evaluation possible in each of my four rotations
  • Rotated through four different rotations over the course of two years based in San Diego, San Francisco and Chicago
  • Developed test methods for material damage characterization and performed Finite Element Analysis
  • Designed models to better understand the organization's supply chain - these models included risk assessments of 7000+ raw materials
  • Supervised an R&D manufacturing line of 14 operators and increased productivity of the manufacturing line by 300%
  • Provided regulatory support during an FDA audit

Education

20082012

Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)

University of Southern California

Internships:

  • Covidien, Irvine, CA – Designed and built an original test method to characterize Af temperature of nitinol
  • Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA – Received the peer choice award for most successful internship (out of 100)
  • Inson Medical Systems, Bellevue, WA – Explored new market implications for the company’s polymer tech

Relevant coursework: Physiological systems (Hodgkin-Huxley models), Tissue Engineering, Control and Communications in the Nervous System, Rehabilitation Engineering

Additional Activities

  • Alumni mentor for current USC engineering students: Acting as a mentor for three different engineering undergraduate students over the last three years. Providing guidance in terms of choosing classes, designing resumes and applying for internships as well as perspective on working in the healthcare industry post-graduation. Additionally, I have spoken at Viterbi's Industry Spotlight program.
  • Programming volunteer for The Last Mile: Actively volunteering for The Last Mile's Code.7370 - a program designed to teach incarcerated individuals modern web development skills. Volunteer work includes one-on-one teaching  of foundational programming concepts with inmates at San Quentin as well as designing curriculum for the students.  
  • Hobbies and projects: 
    • Writing software and performing data analysis using Python. Currently exploring convolutional neural networks for image recognition. 
    • Cooking various gastronomy dishes using my sous vide. I'm constantly on the hunt for the perfect way to cook meat.