👋🏼 Hey, I'm Janet! 👩🏻
I’m a SoCal native who is passionate about tech, entrepreneurship, venture capital, startups, SaaS, APA community and diversity. You can find me on social media and on my blog, where I enjoy sharing insights from my experiences, as well as new opportunities for founders and investors. You can also catch me in-person organizing signature Partytime events for the startup communities in LA, SF & NYC.
I'm currently an MBA candidate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management on a full-tuition fellowship while working for TenOneTen Ventures, Visible Hands VC and Tech Coast Angels. Prior to business school, I started two businesses: a tech-forward real estate brokerage and an international trade & logistics company. My MBA focus is venture capital, for which I was recently awarded the Deutschman Venture Fellowship.
Before my entrepreneurial ventures, my first love was the health sciences where I performed wet-lab lung cancer research for four years at USC, resulting in a paper published in the American Association for Cancer Research journal. I hold a Master’s degree in Global Medicine and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion from USC’s Keck School of Medicine.
My creative hobbies include hip hop dance and performing as a SAG actor with speaking roles on shows like “Grey’s Anatomy”, “This is Us”, “Shameless”, and on commercials with brands like McDonald's, Infiniti, Sony, and Samsung.
Aside from making professional connections, I enjoy getting to know people by their hobbies and what they care about. My personal mantra is #ShootYourShot because not only do I love basketball, but I also believe in chasing our dreams because we only get one shot at life. 🏀
For Embracing Diversity Week, UCLA AMSA, UCLA EMA & USC GABS co-hosted a successful APA All Day event on Friday, Nov 19, which included an "APAs in Entertainment" panel featuring our guest speakers, Elephante (Tim Wu), Anabel Young, Randy Ahn, Archie Kao and Hieu Ho.
I get it. At a high level, a personal CRM seems icky - why should I be tracking my friends? That seems transactional - I should remember her favorite color or the name of his dog. But if you know me at all, you would know that my memory is not my superpower. What is much stronger than my memory is my desire to connect with others and to show my friends that I care.