Tess Michaels is a 2015 graduate of the Life Sciences & Management dual-degree program at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She founded Soceana as a sophomore at Penn to pursue her passion for positive change and social impact. Through experiences volunteering in soup kitchens and homeless shelters, working with Autistic children, volunteering in hospitals, science out-reach programs, and co-founding the Red Cross Club in her high school, Tess realized the joy of generating social good. She is an accomplished science researcher and a leader who has served in several leadership positions, and the recipient of the Penn Alumni Award of Merit, Wharton Deans Award for Innovation, and the Benz Prize for excellence in life sciences. Tess was named as a Woman to Watch by the UN Foundation in 2014, and her contributions to biotechnology were recognized at the International BIO Convention in 2015.
Aneesh brings over 20 years of executive experience to Soceana. He has a demonstrated a passion for technology and innovation through a career spanning a number of industry verticals. He has led many teams focused on delivering on advanced analytics and data insights and brings a strong background in cloud technology and product development. Aneesh is also a very active influencer in a variety of technology councils in the DFW area, and has established a strong network amongst many corporate leaders in the entrepreneurial community. Aneesh is an active philanthropist in the community and carries a strong passion for doing social good.
SANDRA BALDINOHumanitarian & Philanthropist
Founder, Generocity---Trustee, Franklin Institute
RICHARD HENRIQUESFormer CFO, Gates Foundation
Wharton & University of Pennsylvania ---Former SVP, Merck
BILL THOETNational Board of ALS Foundation
Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton ---Board of Advisors, Aspen Brain Forum
ERIC LYSocial Media Technology Expert
Cofounder and CTO of LinkedIn