Hitha palepu, CO-FOUNDER
Committed to both business and innovation, Hitha served as the vice president of business development at SciDose, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on enhanced formulations of oncology and hospital injectible products, and has executed licensing deals valued at over $500 million.
She is also the founder and editor of Hitha On The Go, a travel and lifestyle website featured in Forbes, The New York Times, and USA Today. Her first book, How To Pack, will be published in March 2017.
A passionate advocate for girls’ education and increasing female presence in STEM fields, Hitha is a mentor to the Athena Digital and Design Agency and a member of the Athena Leadership Council, both at Barnard College.
Hitha holds a bachelor’s in biochemistry and a bachelor’s in history from the University of Washington.