Hi there - I'm Mairin Jerse
, a 2y graduate student @ The University of Chicago Booth in Chicago, IL.
Before grad school, I spent four years @ GE Healthcare
on their digital team, developing software, launching MVPs, deploying SaaS products to a global user base, and experimenting with bringing new tech into an old company on a globally distributed team. One meaningful experience I had was leading the product strategy for a process mining software, Celonis,
an experience that
helped jump start my interest in startups and the power of technology to solve age-old and modern questions and to shake industry architectures.
While @ Booth
, I've explored my interest in startups and entrepreneurship, spending the better half of my first year exploring startup ideas in the femtech space, before joining Techstars
as a Business Development Associate and then fintech startup Aeropay
as their second Product Manager. While I have spent most of my career in the healthcare sector, I am excited to expand my technical and product skills into other domains, such as fintech and AI. At Booth, I'm an active member of Chicago Women in Booth, Booth Technology Group, and I am a Co-Chair of The Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Club (EVC).
Outside of school & work, I'm an avid reader - I enjoy a mix of non-fiction, historical biographies, psychological explorations, and novels. My ultimate happy place is on my couch with Netflix's Cracking Birchwood Fireplace
roaring on my television, no plans for the day, & a book in my hands. Would love to chat about: