Gina Mendolia

Hello // Basic Info

In my free time, you can generally find me yoga-ing, stirring up some homemade tomato sauce, or somewhere on a mountain--skiing, biking, running, or climbing.

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User Research

Field observations, journey mapping, interviewing, prototyping & testing

Design & Visual Communication

Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Figma, HTML (basic), CSS (basic)

Data Analysis & Visualization

PostgreSQL, Excel, R

Connect

mendolia@stanford.edu
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Experience

Click here to download my CV.

Curriculum Designer
Galvanizer

Designing 8-week startup incubator curriculum that guides female founders from ideation and prototyping through pitch development and product or service launch

Stanford, CA

Feb 2020 - Present

Design Researcher
Stanford University

Researching (1) the effects of building design on occupants’ wellbeing with the Billington Group and (2) the human factors of product trust in the IRIS Product Design Lab

Stanford, CA

Jan 2020 - Present

Product Director
OpenBiome

Designed and prototyped a system that integrated a product app with a EMR app

Led team of 5 for user research, prototyping, user testing, and implementation

Cambridge, MA

Jan 2019 - Aug 2019

Senior Product Manager
OpenBiome

Created an electronic medical record (EMR) system to replace a manual, paper-based health record system

Cambridge, MA

Jan - Dec 2018

Product Manager
OpenBiome

Designed a web application and supply chain system for manufacturing operations

Developed a data insights team to enable real-time product planning & inventory optimization

Cambridge, MA

Mar 2016 - Dec 2017

Product Development Associate
OpenBiome

Researched, developed, and managed full product life cycle to create the first shelf-stable formulation of Fecal Microbiota Treatment pills

Cambridge, MA

Sept 2014 - Feb 2016

On-site Researcher
Gardens for Health

Executed on-site field research in Rwanda for (1) fundraising strategy and (2) professional development training for local staff at sustainable agriculture and health NGO

Kigali, Rwanda

Jun - Jul 2013

Education

Design Impact Engineering, MS
Stanford University

*The Mericos Foundation Fellowship
Working on stuff

Stanford, CA

2019 - 2021

Biochemistry & Economics, BA
Middlebury College

Stuff I did in college summary? GlobeMed?

Middlebury, VT

2010 - 2014

Public Health
Danish Institute for Study Abroad

Stuff I did in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

2013

Data Science
General Assembly

Why I took a data sci course

Boston, MA

2017