Laura Martini finds joy in making complex systems simple. She recently joined Google after building design teams at two healthcare startups: Medisas, which makes next-generation software for the people who care for patients in hospitals; and Counsyl, which helps people with a family history of cancer and expecting parents understand their DNA. Prior to working in healthcare, she did stints as a product designer at Apple and IDEO.
Laura studied human-centered design at MIT and Stanford, where she has received degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Product Development, and Anthropology.
When she’s not busy building design teams, Laura has had the opportunity to speak on design at a number of venues, including An Event Apart, SXSW, Health 2.0, Stanford Medicine X, IxDA South America (ISA), Berkeley, MIT and The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC).