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Work History

April 2016Present

Senior Technical Product Manager

Counsyl
  • Awarded a Counsyl Eigenvalue - an award given to the top 2-4 employees each quarter - for produce more than you consume. The award was given largely for my work driving a faster and more coherent product update lifecycle.
  • 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 throughout the technical development and preliminary research collaborations with academic institutions
  • Acted as the predictive analytics lead for a root-cause analysis to better understand prolapsed demand in one of the company's key products. Analysis used modern day analytics techniques and software to provide key insights to the executive team on corrective actions and better systems to supervise product performance going forward.
  • Mentoring technical product managers to ensure that the product launches they are working on are technically, as well as commercially, successful. This mentorship includes weekly check-ups on all active product launches with the technical product managers to share knowledge and provide input on some of the more tactical activities of their launches.
  • Authored the company's oncology section of it's three-year strategic plan for 2017
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 two large 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 from all parts of the organization 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 at various phases throughout the projects
  • Sculpted the 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 proprietary variant curation application with a team of four software engineers. The application has to date prescribed meaning to over 140,000 different genetic variants and supported the work of 20+ PhD curators
  • Redesigned Counsyl's fulfillment application from scratch to support new sample types and increase flexibility
  • Wrote and deployed code for various features within the fulfillment and curation app
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 two years based in San Diego, San Francisco and Chicago
  • Developed test methods for material damage characterization and performed Finite Element Analysis as needed
  • Designed models to better understand the organization's supply chain - these models included risk assessments of the organization's 7000+ raw materials and total cost of ownership models
  • Supervised an R&D manufacturing line of 14 operators and increased productivity of the manufacturing line by 300% through implementation of Lean concepts
  • Provided regulatory support for the organization during 

Additional Activities

2014Present

Alumni Mentor for Engineering Students

Viterbi Student Ambassador Program

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 volunteered as an industry panelist for Viterbi's Industry Spotlight program.

March 2016Present

Programming Volunteer

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 at San Quentin as well as designing curriculum for the students. 

Hobbies

  • Writing software and performing data analysis using Python
  • Cooking various gastronomy dishes using my sous vide

Education

20082012

Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)

University of Southern California USC

Activities:

  • Vice President for the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity (2011-2012)
  • Corresponding Secretary for the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity (2010-2011)

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 aware for most successful internship (out of 100)
  • Inson Medical Systems, Bellevue, WA – Explored new market implications for the company’s polymer tech