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Picnic is freeing your health data so it's a joy to use.

Here's the team making it happen:

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Noga Leviner

Noga Leviner

Noga was inspired to create Picnic after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and struggling to keep track of her own health data. She had previously co-founded Lumni USA, where she raised and deployed the first US investment fund to help underserved students access low-risk, equity-style student loan products. She has been a regular speaker and consultant on financial innovation for the underbanked and, more recently, an advocate for patient data access in the healthcare system. Noga has a BA from Stanford where she studied Human Biology and Economics. She can regularly be found spacing out while trying to meditate.

Troy Astorino

Troy Astorino

Troy is an engineering generalist and a data specialist. His work in the past has ranged from analyzing Monte Carlo simulations over mission trajectories for SpaceX to creating a web app for crowdsourcing healthcare price transparency data. With two doctors for parents, he's been thinking about ways to make healthcare work better for as long as he can remember. Troy studied Physics, Aerospace Engineering, and Economics as an undergrad at MIT. When he's not busy teaching robots how to think, he loves playing sports and has given in to drinking the Crossfit Kool-Aidâ„¢.

Gillian Hanson

Gillian Hanson

As director of medical informatics, Gillian has a passion for empowering patients to take control of their health. She originally came to the field of patient-centered medicine through her own experience managing a chronic blood disorder. After earning her undergraduate degree from Tulane University, her medical career began with graduate work in biomedical ethics at Harvard before earning her doctoral degree in evidence-based naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University and completing residency in integrative primary care. Gillian speaks and consults regularly on the topic of engaging patients through technology. Despite her focus on healthy living, she possesses an uncanny ability to discuss historical flavors of Girl Scout Cookies at length.

Victor Pontis

Victor Pontis

Victor is a computer science and physics student at MIT. He enjoys fast algorithms, clean code, and an intuitive user experience. He sees web-tech as a powerful force that has not been properly applied to healthcare. In the past he has interned at Kyruus, CardSpring and Palantir and worked extensively with algorithmic performance and software architecture. Victor just spent half a year in England and he is slowly trying to acclimate with reverse culture shock.