Hi! My name is Ragini and I consider myself an

engineer by training, strategist by profession, and
designer by curiosity

with a passion for 

INNOVATION + IMPACT.

A deep curiosity paired with technical rigor has pushed me towards innovation in healthcare, technology, and impact-driven business models. Previously on the portfolio team at Nike’s new digital business incubator, Valiant Labs, I led the evaluation of new portfolio investment opportunities, synthesizing emerging market trends within direct-to-consumer products. Before that 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, I pursued a degree in Bioengineering with a technical breadth in Technology Management, graduating Cum Laude from UCLA. Living in Los Angeles and traveling taught me much more. I expanded my view of impact from pure STEM to sustainability, social impact, social enterprise, and design thinking with formal training, project, and nonprofit experiences. I hope to continue to integrate these disciplines while pursuing an MBA at MIT Sloan School of Management and improve access to healthcare through innovative business models or technologies.

Current Classes: 

  • Breakthrough Ventures: Effective Business Models in Frontier Markets

  • Humanitarian Innovation: Design

  • Human 2.0

  • Space Technology for the Development Leader

  • Global Economic Challenges & Opportunities 

  • Seminar in Corporate Entrepreneurship

  • Managerial Finance

And other times, you can find me:

  • planning an international trek

  • training for an ultra 

  • listening to The Daily or  Throughline

  • or exploring all things human, culture, travel, mountains, and movement

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SKILLS

Efficient

Innovation strategy, 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