Hi! My name is Ragini and I consider myself an

engineer by training, strategist by profession, and

technologist by curiosity.

A deep curiosity paired with technical rigor has pushed me towards innovation in wellness, healthcare, technology, and social impact. Currently on the portfolio team at Nike’s new digital business incubator, Valiant Labs, I lead the evaluation of new portfolio investment opportunities, synthesizing emerging market trends within direct-to-consumer products. Previously at Amgen, a large biotechnology company, I explored how to apply emerging technologies to our operations department and transform our reach to patients. Within business strategy, I managed projects leveraging data analytics, data science, augmented/virtual reality, digital health, and device IoT from ideation to implementation.

Growing up in the Silicon Valley, I saw the powerful impact of technology from an early age. Hoping to create impactful solutions leveraging technology and innovation, I pursued a degree in Bioengineering with a technical breadth in Technology Management, graduating Cum Laude from UCLA. Living in Los Angeles taught me much more. I expanded my view of impact from pure STEM to social impact, social enterprise, and design thinking with both formal training, project, and nonprofit experience.

And other times, you can find me:

  • planning an international trek

  • training for an ultra 

  • listening to NPR's Throughline

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SKILLS

Efficient

Business/portfolio strategy, investment analysis, technical product management/design, business development/relationship management, data visualization (Tableau, Spotfire, Power BI), writing (Peer Learning Facilitator at UCLA Undergraduate Writing Center)

Familiar 

UI/UX (sketch, wireframes, prototyping), agile methodology (Certified ScrumMaster), software development lifecycle management, quality testing

Beginner 

Data Science (python, NLP), virtual reality (Microsoft Hololens, Google Cardboard, Unity, nanome.ai), AWS, Databricks, Datascience.com, Matlab, Solidworks, DevOps

Training

Internation Organizations Management (Coursera) In Progress

Creel Price on Social Entrepreneurship (LinkedIn Learning)

IoT using AR in Unity (Udemy)

Design, Development and Deliver of Health Technology Products (Amgen)

Instilling a Culture of Innovation (Amgen)

Design Thinking I (UCLA Extension)

PRODUCT AWARDS

Best Build

ai-liner in 2018 BCG Digital Ventures [Hacks]: AI

2nd 

KHAB in 2016 UCLA Innovation in Health Challenge

Top 10

STROKE SUPPORT in Crowd Validation in 2016 American Medical Association (AMA) Health Innovation Challenge

Finalist

empoWer in 2016 UCLA Code for the Mission Challenge

CONTACT

Resume available upon request.