Jessica Richman
Co-Founder and CEO, uBiome

Jessica Richman is the co-founder and CEO of uBiome, a startup that uses big data and citizen science to understand the human microbiome.

Jessica started and sold her first company after high school. Returning to formal education, she attended Stanford University, where she earned degrees in Economics and Science, Technology & Society (interdisciplinary engineering, emphasis in computer science). Along the way, she worked for Google, McKinsey, Lehman Brothers, the Grameen Bank, and top-tier Silicon Valley venture firms, as well as other entrepreneurial projects and adventures. Her work has been published in the New York Times and other national publications.

Jessica arrived at Oxford University as a Clarendon Scholar and completed an MSc at the Oxford Internet Institute. Currently a Green Templeton DPhil Scholar, her academic interests include network analytics, innovation, and collective intelligence.

Jessica's work has been featured in Wired, MIT Technology Review, and Scientific American, and on NPR, Fox News, ABC News, and dozens of other media outlets. She has spoken at TEDMED, TEDxBrussels, Partnering for Cures, the American Society for Microbiology, HealthFoo, SciFoo, Oxford University, the University of California San Francisco, and many other conferences and venues.

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