Shira Lee once ate a grasshopper just to solve a cultural conflict. She loved paragliding because it felt NOT risky. She’s her best friends’ go-to organizer. A life goal is to author a book under a pseudonym and have someone recommend it to her.
She is a passionate host of dinner parties, open-mic nights, and a documentary club (like a book club but with no prep). She is more comfortable in motion than being still, so loves outdoor sports.
Shira is originally from southern Illinois near Kentucky, literally inside a national forest. She went to MIT and UC Berkeley to study mechanical engineering, then bailed for business and medical technology. She worked in Switzerland making hip replacements then in Uganda setting up HIV diagnostic labs – two countries united by beautiful scenery and bland food.
Shira is currently a senior manager in strategy and business development at Omada Health. Omada Health provides intensive behavior change counseling to prevent chronic disease, delivered digitally for unprecedented access and scalability. Shira also works with the angel investment group HealthTech Capital as an operations manager. Shira was previously Head of Product Strategy at Enlitic, a deep learning company providing radiologists better imaging tools. Shira has worked as a product manager, market strategist, and engineer in medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health. She has commercialized products in the US and global markets, and has lived abroad in Europe and Africa. She holds BS and MS degrees from MIT and UC Berkeley, respectively, as well as a certificate in management of technology from the HAAS School of Business at UC Berkeley.
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