Meet the Team

Corporate Department

Jane

Jane

Founder 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!

Lokesh

Lokesh

Executive 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.

Jon

Jon

Investor 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).

Anatomy Department

Alex T.

Alex T.

Anatomy Director

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.

Renske

Renske

Anatomy Illustrator

Anatomy Illustrator

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

Laura

Anatomy Illustrator

Anatomy Illustrator

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.

Composition Department

Nicole

Nicole

Editor in Chief

Editor in Chief

Fourth year at UC Berkeley double majoring in Molecular Environmental Biology and English. 
 
Nicole chose to major in biology because she loves the natural world and what makes it work, but also chose to major in English because of its ability to convey complex thoughts in a creative manner. Writing for Milo’s Academy is the perfect combination of these two worlds, allowing her to utilize her biological knowledge and translate those facts into visuals and mnemonics to help anatomy students commit the material to memory. 
 
Nicole’s love of Anatomy stems from an abroad course taken at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. There, she had the opportunity to participate in a cadaver dissection, as well as explore the Hunterian collection and Anatomy Museums at the University. It was there that she developed a fascination with the way the human body works and wanted to delve more into the world of anatomy. Nicole plans to enter the biotech industry after graduation, either on the research or technical writing side, with the end goal of returning to school to pursue a PhD in Biological research.
 
When not writing or researching, Nicole’s hobbies include modern dance, traditional Chinese lion dancing, reading science fiction and fantasy books, and taking care of baby succulents. 
 
Isabella

Isabella

Editor, 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.

Dorothy

Dorothy

Editor 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.

Alex L.

Alex L.

Writer

Writer

3rd year student at University of Central Florida majoring in Biomedical Sciences.
 
It is not all that often that Alex gets to express his creative side, but as a writer, he hopes to carry out his vision and help students taking anatomy learn the material in a more dynamic and effective manner. Following in the footsteps of his sister, Nicole, Alex is pursuing a profession in the field of medicine and would love to work together one day.
 
Outside of his educational career, Alex loves to watch and play basketball and video games. He is also a huge fan of anything Marvel related.

Art Department

Jimmy

Jimmy

Art Director

Art Director

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.

Sara

Sara

Illustrator

Illustrator

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.

 

Jasmine

Jasmine

Illustrator

Illustrator

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.

 

Sonja

Sonja

Illustrator

Illustrator

Sonja is a currently a 4th year at San Jose State University, majoring in Animation/Illustration.
 
Ever since she was a child, Sonja has loved to draw, and continues to be inspired by animation and the world around her. In the future, she hopes to become an animator and story artist.
 
In her free time, Sonja loves watching shows of all kind and drinking boba.

 

Production Department

Robyn

Robyn

Production Director

Production Director

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.

Edith

Edith

Production Advisor

Production Advisor

UC Berkeley graduate in Public Health and Molecular Environmental Biology, with later plans to go to graduate school. In addition to her studies, she is a researcher studying viral evolution and a science educator.
 
Edith is passionate about health education and exploring creative approaches to making complex or technical material more accessible to all. She excited to learn more about how visual arts can supplement medical education. At Milo’s Academy, she has a hand in each step of the video production process and helps make sure individual components are put together into a cohesive unit. 
Jesus

Jesus

Videographer

Videographer

Jesus is our videographer who assembles our work into a professional video, highlighting the culmination of our collective 150-300 manhours of work per video.”
 
 
Corinne

Corinne

Project Specialist

Project Specialist

Studied Film and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz, Corinne continues to pursue learning new subjects even after finishing school. 
 
Having always been fascinated at the behind-the-scenes production of any kind of media, Corinne hopes to be able to assist in making the videos for Milo as enjoyable and as educational as possible.
 
Corinne also enjoys reading novels in her spare time along with drawing and ravenously devouring new shows she comes across.  
 
 
 

Marketing Department

Angie

Angie

Marketing & Product Director

Marketing & Product Director

Angie is a hybrid designer with experience working across various disciplines, such as UX/UI design, branding, interior and visual design, using 3D, VR and AR technologies. She started a series of anatomy artworks as a creative outlet while in medical school. She finds Milo’s Academy the perfect place to combine her creativity, utilization of technology, and medical skills.
 
Angie is also an experienced product manager and UX architect who worked for corporations like JP Morgan, United Airlines and Gallagher. Passionate about interaction and usability design in technology, Angie founded and consulted with several tech startups in Chicago. She has since decided to follow her childhood dream of becoming a doctor and is currently undertaking an MD degree at Humanitas University in Milan, Italy. Angie graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a dual bachelor degree in Biology and Communication, and a MS in Human Computer Interactions from DePaul University. 
 
Sarah

Sarah

UIUX Director

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.

Shannon

Shannon

Design Director

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. 

Gillian

Gillian

Senior Marketing Specialist

Senior Marketing Specialist
 
Gillian is a Minneapolis native pursuing a B.B.A. in Marketing at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business in Dallas. She has experience in marketing campaign ideation and brand strategy, and works in Milo’s marketing department creating integrated social media campaigns.
 
With minors in Advertising and Religious Studies, Gillian has spent much of her time in the last few years specializing in far eastern Asian religions. In addition to working for Milo, she chairs the board for Dhadak, a national Bollywood-fusion dance competition being brought to the DFW metroplex in 2022.
 
Gillian spends her free time watching Wes Anderson films, drinking pink lemonade, and petting dogs.
 
 

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