Meet the Team
JaneFounder and CEO
Founder and CEO
BA Integrative Biology and minor in Education from UC Berkeley; MD from University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.
Jane is a founder in med tech and biotech, with Milo’s Academy being the first company that she founded. Her prior professional experiences as a biological sciences and anatomy tutor, and as a clinical product lead at a med tech startup, allowed her to assess an unmet need in healthcare’s most important subject: anatomy.
As a clinical product lead at a med tech startup, Jane noticed that the market for anatomy education was rather noisier than effective, especially with the advent of videos, 3D rendering, and medical imaging. She also noticed as an anatomy tutor that one salient issue that all anatomy students faced was memorization–not learning. Not being able to find outside resources for anatomy memory aids resulted in a frustrating and time-consuming knowledge retainment process that was inefficient and costly.
Soon thereafter, Jane entered medical school, and witnessed her colleagues experience the same problems that her prior students faced. Jane decided to create a tool that would make the memorization experience easy and fun. She took a year away from school, gathered some friends – and from her old stomping grounds in Silicon Valley, got to work on Milo’s Academy!
LokeshExecutive Creative Director and Anatomist
Executive Creative Director and Anatomist
Lokesh graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and is currently seeking a Doctoral degree in clinical anatomy at Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine. His curiosity regarding the human body and its anatomy coupled with his passion for both teaching and art ultimately led him down this career path. Currently, his research interests include relationships between the neuroanatomy of the brain and psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Apart from his academic career, Lokesh spends continuing to pursue art and wildlife conservation. Lokesh has allowed his experiences in his education to cross over into his love for art. He uses his anatomical expertise to create true-to-life pieces of human anatomy and wildlife. Additionally, he serves as a research associate and elephant correspondent at the Kerulos Center, based in Jacksonville, Oregon.
Lokesh now hopes to share the insights he has gained through studying anatomy with future students of the healthcare professions. He feels that Milo’s Academy is a legacy through which future generations can learn the health sciences and become better healthcare providers with its help.
JonInvestor and Special Advisor
Investor and Special Advisor
Jonathan Chen, an Axion founder and Special Advisor to all portfolio companies in Thailand and China, is cofounder and CEO of Ascendant Biotech. Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur and investor in Silicon Valley and has successfully established new businesses in Thailand, Japan and USA. He graduated from Stanford University (AB) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (SM).
Alex T.Anatomy Director
B.A. in Anthropology and Classical Studies from the University of Florida; M.S. in Anthropology, with a concentration in Forensic and Biological Anthropology, from Mercyhurst University; Current 4th Year Anatomy Ph.D. student at Saint Louis University.
As a doctoral student in Anatomy within the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Alex currently serves as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for several courses within SLU’s first year medical school curriculum, including: Introduction to Clinical Anatomy, Basic Clinical Neurosciences, and Introduction to Pathology. He has also served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for dissection-based Human Gross Anatomy courses offered to Physician Assistant, Allied Health, and Graduate Anatomy students, as well as for Neuroanatomy courses offered to Physical Therapy and Graduate Anatomy students. Additionally, he often provides lectures for various Anatomy and Neuroscience courses offered to SLU students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
With a desire to pursue a career in anatomical education, Alex views Milo’s Academy as a unique and exciting opportunity to present anatomy content in a way that is both creative and engaging for the enhancement of student learning throughout the world.
During her BSc in Physiotherapy, Renske found she really enjoyed learning anatomy and often found herself writing and drawing mnemonics for herself. Her silly doodles of waiters with Erb’s palsy turned into a Master’s degree in Medical Art in Dundee, which she finished with a Distinction grade. Nowadays, she enjoys creating and editing anatomical illustrations for Milo’s Academy next to her day job as a medical artist.
Her main task at Milo’s is to edit and create illustrations to optimally fit with the video scripts provided. She loves to combine her anatomical knowledge with experience in illustration and artistic techniques and is looking forward to learning more about anatomy herself in the meantime.
Next to working at Milo’s, Renske enjoys going for walks, playing tabletop RPGs with friends and plant-based cooking. She also has an insatiable sweet tooth, a knack for second-hand clothes shopping and can’t pass a cat without petting it.
She is excited about the concept of Milo’s and would’ve loved to use it when she was studying anatomy herself.
Laura has a strong artistic background in printmaking and drawing, and while completing her undergraduate studies she wanted to pursue a career in facial identification with the police. Her studies focussed mostly on portraiture and after gaining a First-Class Bachelor’s Degree, she went on to exhibit her prints in multiple national galleries.
In 2018, Laura moved to Dundee to study for her MSc in Forensic Art and Facial Identification and graduated with Distinction. Her dissertation focussed on police composite artwork and this was the basis for her talk at the Summer 2019 Conference for the British Association of Human Identification.
She is now a full-time Graphic Designer working in the North West of England and works for Milo’s Academy in her free time. Her responsibilities at Milo’s include drawing original, anatomically correct artwork and enhancing existing medical drawings with accurate additions.
In her free time, Laura likes cycling & walking with her partner in the local forest and enjoys baking sugar-free treats at home.
NicoleEditor in Chief
Editor in Chief
IsabellaEditor, Writer, and Subtitler
Editor, Writer, and Subtitler
B.A. in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley and working towards medical school.
Isabella contributes to all videos whether its drafting screen texts, writing scripts, or editing storyboards. She believes that Milo’s Academy is a fun way to study for Anatomy with great results. This demands both an intellectual, creative and artistic side that Isabella is eager to explore.
Aside from anatomy, Isabella loves exploring the outdoors with her camera in hand. She also enjoys playing volleyball and lacrosse. She is currently working in a lab that examines the biomechanics of crustaceans by manipulating the substrates that they burrow in.
DorothyEditor and Writer
Editor and Writer
Dorothy earned her Bachelor of Arts in Public Health from UC Berkeley. She is currently an MPH Epi/Biostats student at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health hoping to specialize in social epidemiology.
As a writer, Dorothy combines her passion for anatomy and creative arts. During her anatomy course, she found visualization and mnemonics incredibly helpful when studying the material. As such, she enjoys applying her creative writing skills to help other students learn anatomy in an inventive and engaging way.
In addition to anatomy, Dorothy is passionate about examining the inequities in the American Health Care System and working together with physicians and public health leaders to provide services to underserved communities. She is currently involved in Social Welfare Research, which focuses on the delivery of mental and behavioral health services to mentally-ill incarcerated persons with the aim of reducing recidivism.
B.F.A. in Illustration/Animation from San Jose State University
In first grade, Jimmy was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he said a cartoonist. Little did he know that one day he would be able to do something like making a career from creating visual art. Jimmy gets to interpret the stories, created at Milo’s Academy, along with his amazing team of illustrators, into fun, visual scenes that will help medical students and professionals understand anatomy. It may not be exactly what First Grade Jimmy wanted, but one might say it’s pretty close.
In his “free” time, Jimmy enjoys playing Kairsoft games, creating new D&D characters, traveling and designing toys.
Fourth year at San Jose State University, majoring in Animation/Illustration.
Sara enjoys using art to bring interesting stories and characters to life. She hopes that her work will be helpful for fellow students who might need a more fun and creative way to study a difficult subject. She is excited about being able to use her passion in a way that helps others succeed, and is also hoping to learn new things herself by working with Milos Academy.
2nd year in Evergreen Valley College. Planning to transfer as an animation/illustration student at San Jose State University.
As a kid, Jasmine always had that deep connection with art in general. She was surrounded by Disney VHS tapes and was always thrilled with the animated scenes from Fantasia. Her very first drawn characters were stick monsters. Later on, she got more into the anime-style and at the same time, trying to drift away from too much of it. She took a 4 year animation program in her highs chool and has hopes to become a visual development artist for games.
Jasmine also likes animals, Pokemon, and a lot of nerdy stuff.
B.S. in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology from UCLA hoping to get into medical school.
Robyn has always had an eye for detail and an ear for stories. She knows from experience that stories are an amazing way to memorize things. After all, she still uses some of her childhood stories to remember addition and subtraction equations. Nowadays, Robyn uses her eye for detail throughout the production process to ensure that Milo’s Academy’s videos are top notch and learn more about anatomy.
On any given weekend, Robyn will likely be playing D&D. Her character in one of her current campaigns is a tiefling death domain cleric who happens to be Shannon’s character’s adopted sister and is totally not following her just to eat pastries.
UIXUI Director and Senior Product Designer
As a former teacher, Sarah taught math for 4 years in Los Angeles, creating materials and improving learning experiences for over 300 students. While implementing 10+ online platforms and identifying key usability issues and solutions for her own students, Sarah initially began pursuing UX Design as a hobby.
Using her background in education and research, Sarah attained a certification in UX Design, working on various educational applications. Her goal is to leverage her research and design skills to improve the usability of educational products. Milo’s Academy’s mission to improve the quality of healthcare education sparked her own passions for making education accessible.
Sarah is a lifelong learner — she has a B.A. in Comparative Literature with Spanish emphasis and minor in Sociology from UC Davis; M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from University of the Pacific; Mathematics and Literature California teaching credential; UX Certification from CareerFoundry. Currently, she is studying Voice User Interface Design with CareerFoundry.
Design Director, Graphic Designer, and Illustrator
B.F.A in Graphic Design/Visual Communication Design and minor in Studio Arts Printmaking from Cal Poly Pomona.
When Shannon was a wee child, she and her grandma would watch The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross every Saturdays without fail. She chased after her passion of art in college and eventually stumbled upon Milo’s Academy which gave her a new design challenge of translating a STEM based learning system into a more unique and whimsical approach for viewers.
On a side note: Shannon’s current character in her D&D campaign is a tiefling warlock mafia boss who feeds pastries to her otherworldly patron as payment for power.
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