👋🏼 Hey, I'm Janet! 👩🏻
I just completed my MBA at the UCLA Anderson School of Management on a full-tuition fellowship. Four months before graduating, I started full-time as the BD/Operations Associate at Series, a digital financial platform for institutional investors. Previously, I worked for TenOneTen Ventures, Visible Hands VC and Tech Coast Angels.
I’m a SoCal native who is passionate about startups, MBA, productivity, venture capital, founders, and tech. You can find me on social media (@jayleejanet) and on my blog, where I enjoy sharing insights, learnings, and tips from my previous experiences.
Prior to business school, I started two businesses: a tech-forward real estate brokerage and an international trade & logistics company. My MBA focus was venture capital, for which I was awarded the Deutschman Venture Fellowship.
Before my startup 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 like basketball, but I also prefer failure over regret. 🏀