Technology, Innovation, Impact. Humor on the side.
Ankita is currently a Product Fellow at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and works on product for one of their portfolio health-tech companies, Kinsa.
She received her MBA from MIT and her B.S. Electrical Engineering from UT-Austin. Her prior work experience ranges from tech strategy/management consulting to Fortune 500 clients, to UX/UI design and business development at an early-stage startup, to strategic planning at non-profits.
She loves reading (averaging 1-3 books/week thanks to her Kindle!) and traveling. She’s ridden elephants bareback in Thai jungles, kayaked in the Beagle Channel, volunteered internationally, etc.
Her senior design project as an undergrad at UT-Austin went on to not only win first place in the Senior Design Open House, but also was featured on Engadget.com, Hackaday.com and displayed SxSW Austin Ignite. During college, she frequently slipped undetected into classes that intrigued her outside her major: from organizational psychology to philosophy, classic literature to economics (a great perk of attending a large public university with classes of 100+ students — learning without the homework or fuss of grades!) She remains a lifelong learner and is convinced that the American education system is in desperate need of reform..
Ankita is very passionate about gender equality and STEM education and disruptive innovation. She has previously served in a variety of local and national leadership positions at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and continues to mentor college students.