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Jocelyn Brown

As an undergraduate bioengineering student at Rice University, Jocelyn Brown invented the Pumani CPAP, a low-cost respiratory device designed to help newborns in low-resource hospitals survive respiratory distress. After graduating, she relocated to Malawi with the Rice 360 Institute for Global Health to evaluate the device and scale it to all government hospitals in the country. As Product Manager for Medical Devices at 3rd Stone Design, she worked alongside engineers, manufacturers, and customers to create a commercial Pumani CPAP that meets the needs of newborns around the world. Since 2015, the Pumani CPAP has been distributed in over 30 African, Asian, and Latin American countries, in partnership with public and private healthcare providers and international aid organizations working to improve neonatal health. She holds a BS in Bioengineering from Rice University with a minor in Global Health Technologies, and is currently pursuing her MBA at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.