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Anne Wojcicki

Co-Founder and CEO, 23andMe

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CEO and Co-Founder Anne Wojcicki of genetic testing company 23andMe on how she grew a love for science despite not being the best at it and how she believes everybody can understand science and contribute to changing the face of research.

Anne's Biography

Proudest Moment: "When I actually made enough money to take myself on a trip to Palau… I was alone in Palau and that sense of independence and freedom--it felt like I had made it!

First Paying Job: Edward's Luggage at Stanford Shopping Center. "I was in about 4th grade and we ran the cashier. I know a lot about luggage."

Best Piece of Advice: Find what you're passionate about and it's okay to switch jobs.

Biggest Influence: Mom. "She's just she's a total rock star."

With a hope to empower consumers with access to their own genetic information and change the face of health care, Anne Wojcicki co-founded the personal genetic testing company, 23andMe.
 
Today, 23andMe has built one of the world's largest databases of individual genetic information created by consumers. Its novel concept allows for rapid recruitment of participants to many genome-wide association studies at once, reducing the time and money needed to make new discoveries.
 
Under Wojcicki's leadership 23andMe has made significant advances in bringing personalized medicine directly to the public and continues to fulfill the quest to "Own Your Own Data."
 
Wojcicki graduated from Yale University with a BS in Biology. Her sister, Susan Wojcicki, is also a MAKER!

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