A few things about me
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.
Her work has been featured in Wired, MIT Technology Review, Scientific American, NPR, FoxNews, 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.
Jessica has been selected for:
- The Clarendon Scholarship
- Google Policy Fellowship to PDF Europe
- Stanford Alumni Award of Excellence
- USA Today All-USA Academic First Team
- Lehman Brothers Vision Scholarship
- Gilman International Scholarship
- Cap & Gown Women’s Honor Society
- Rathbun Diversity Fellowship
- Stanford Humanities Center Fellowship
She has also been recognized by:
- The Vanguard Foundation
- The Carpe Diem Foundation
- The Bradley Foundation
- The Virginia Taylor Honorarium
- Elizabeth Maples Warner Fund
- Charles R. Blyth Fund
- Roger and Rhea Weaver Endowment
- Em Bullock Memorial Fund
- Bureau of Jewish Education
- Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco