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!
Jane is also Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Ascendant Biotechnology Corporation. She focuses her research efforts on diseases with under-established diagnoses and treatments.
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).
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.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration / Animation from San Jose State University and Shrunkenheadman Alumni.
Jimmy has had a love for drawing what he, both, observed and imagined since he was 5 years old. From drawings of Bart Simpson on notepad paper to doodles on his high school assignments, it’s difficult for Jimmy’s hands to keep idle.
Jimmy enjoys nachos, mobile games, and creating under his moniker, robogato.
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.
4th year at Cal Poly Pomona majoring in Graphic Design/Visual Communication Design and minoring in Printmaking.
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 the 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.
Technology and Design Department
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.
Colleen has over 20 years experience specializing in digital, print, and design solutions for emerging and established brands. Manages the end-to-end client relationship to translate design and functionality requirements into compelling branded solutions for responsive websites, UI, print and digital marketing assets, collateral, infographics, and trade show visuals.
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