We are a group of passionate and skilled storytellers. We believe that students everywhere should have the power and ability to access a world-class education.
Dr. Farhad Rostamian is currently a professor at UCLA. He has four degrees from UCLA: B.S., M.S., and Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, plus an MBA. He has over 25 years of experience making highly innovative and iconic products such as the pill camera (with Given Imaging), the camera for Apple’s 1st iPhone (working directly with Steve Jobs), and sensors for disposable insulin pumps (with Medtronic). He has worked in Asia, Europe and the Americas. He holds several US and international patents. His passion lies, though, in mentorship and education.
Over the last 13 years, he has successfully developed and taught courses to graduate, undergraduate and high-school students – all focused on innovation. He has had the pleasure of teaching and watching over 1,000 of his students graduate to join highly innovative industries and corporations or become part of the start-up revolution. This course represents Dr. Rostamian’s industry know-how, global experience and academic expertise.
Christine graduated from UCLA with a major in Computational & Systems Biology, a concentration in Neurosystems, and a minor in Entrepreneurship. As a co-founder of XYLO, she is also currently working as a Healthcare Consultant. Her passion for XYLO lies in her belief that essential topics for the jobs of the future should be taught with methods that make them accessible for students of all backgrounds.
Nancy has a history in social marketing, public relations and high school advancement work. Her years of commitment to equity in education for underserved communities and women have inspired her to team with XYLO Academy where the high-paying, innovation jobs of the future are illuminated and there crucial technologies are explored.