Team

Tess Brooks

Tess Brooks

Co-founder

Tess is passionate about women’s empowerment, and how business can create sustainable social impact. She believes communicating about challenging topics and practicing empathy deepen relationships and make life interesting. Tess has an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Anthropology and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Prior to b school, she spent three years working in management consulting for Bain & Company in Brazil, Argentina, and California. Tess loves soccer, jazz, hosting, the outdoors, and her incredible 3 sisters in SF.

Rachel Hanebutt

Rachel Hanebutt

Co-founder

Working at the intersection of gender equality and cognitive science, Rachel graduated with an Ed.M. in Mind, Brain and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She holds an undergraduate degree from DePauw University and is currently a graduate student at the Emerson Engagement Lab’s Civic Media, Art and Practice Program. Rachel joined the Confi team because of her love of technology and getting sex positive sex and health information in the hands of young people.

Jolie Duhon

Jolie Duhon

Jolie is working as an analyst in St. Louis, but is interested in Marketing and Branding of start-up organizations. She is passionate about women’s issues and volunteers with other organizations in the St. Louis area. She has worked for nearly a decade in restaurant operations and loves learning about and enjoying new and interesting foods and beverages.

Qaren Quartey

Qaren Quartey

Qaren is a research technician at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Her research focuses on the application of genetics to the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. She is strongly devoted to the empowerment of women, particularly in regards to health and wellness. Qaren hopes to be a physician one day. Qaren graduated from Harvard College in 2015 in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Zoé Kibbelaar

Zoé Kibbelaar

Zoe is a junior at Harvard College majoring in Human Developmental and Regenerate Biology. She is passionate about global health equity and hopes to pursue a career in medicine. Outside of class, Zoe is involved with women’s rights groups and peer health education on campus.

Contributors

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Emma Canepa

Emma Canepa

Emma is a senior at the University of California, Berkeley studying Molecular and Cell Biology. She plans on using her passions for biology and women’s health to pursue a career in healthcare. In addition to her studies, she is involved in research at UCSF hospital as well as theater on campus.

Nyla Fuller, CPA, CMA

Nyla Fuller, CPA, CMA

Nyla’s passion for health and wellness attracted her to Team Confi. Nyla has worked with several social organizations in professional finance and management roles. Nyla holds a CPA designation, Masters degree in General Management (Harvard University) and enjoys supporting enterprises that assist, educate and better others.

Rosa Hamalainen

Rosa Hamalainen

Rosa is currently a sophomore at Stanford University majoring in Product Design. She has completed coursework in chemistry and biology is passionate about women’s health issues, female sexuality, and medicine. She hopes to pursue a career in medical device innovation. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, painting and volunteering with Veterans.

Samantha Lin

Samantha Lin

Samantha is currently an undergraduate student at the University of California, Davis studying managerial economics with a business economics emphasis. She hopes to pursue a career in marketing and has a passion for helping others and bettering the world. She also LOVES thai food.

Tahnee Saunders

Tahnee Saunders

Tahnee is a research technician in a lab at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is passionate about science literacy in general, in particular the access to and understanding of information that can empower people to make informed decisions about their own health. Tahnee has previous experience with community driven projects to increase health literacy and has worked as a research assistant in the area of population health and obesity prevention in children. Tahnee completed a Bachelor of Science (2012) and Master of Biotechnology (2014) at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She hopes to pursue a PhD in the future and continue her pursuit in the communication of science and health topics.

Montita Sowapark

Montita Sowapark

Harvard College 2018 Joint degree Biomedical Engineering and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Director of Operations, Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations Finance Chair, Harvard College Human Rights Review

Emily Tam

Emily Tam

Emily is a MD/MPH-Health Management candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She received her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies Field with a concentration in Human Memory and Cognition from the University of California, Berkeley. Emily is passionate about health education, women’s health, and reducing health disparities, which led her to her experiences as a sexual health educator, breast cancer researcher at Kaiser Permanente, and community advocate.

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