On today’s show we welcome Monica Mo, the CEO and founder of WellSeek.
Monica’s background, college years, and why she began her career in science.
How her work transitioned into a more entrepreneurial realm.
Monica’s natural affinity for communication and storytelling.
How WellSeek helps brand communicate their mission, and inspires people to bring their message to the world.
Monica’s personal media consumption habits and rising interest in non-fiction and spoken word content.
A look at Monica’s favorite speakers and presenters.
About Monica Mo:
Monica Mo is the founder and CEO of WellSeek, a brand and media company on a mission to dispel myths and spread truth in the health and wellness world. As a brand and media strategist, she works with health-focused entrepreneurs and businesses stand out with purpose and make an impact with their work. She’s the Curating Editor of the WellSeek Collective and a Council of Directors Member at True Health Initiative, a global coalition of world-renown health experts, and has been featured in Thrive Global and BuzzFeed. She began her career in biotechnology, specializing in genome-based metabolic engineering and data analytics, and was a member of the academic teams that pioneered the “Google map of human metabolism” that was featured in TIME, CNET and CNN.
As a scientist at Intrexon (NYSE: XON), she led early-stage R&D initiatives focused on metabolic systems engineering, in vitro nutrient optimization, cancer therapeutic design, and biologics production. Monica holds her Ph.D. and M.S. in Bioengineering and B.S. in Bioengineering: Biotechnology from the top-ranking, nationally-recognized program at the University of California, San Diego. Making her home in San Diego, she’s at her happiest when she’s surrounded by her husband and two kids, coffee with great company, and roasted veggies.