5 fast facts about member Neelesh Mittal

Neelesh wearing one of his many grey shirts

Neelesh wearing one of his many grey shirts

Name/Company  - Neelesh Mittal /Bluegrid Medicine

 1.What’s your story (in 3 sentences or less)

Born in Queens. Raised in New Jersey. Working to help people not get (more) sick. Also, I’m a huge fan of latte art. Life Goal: have a barista etch Pikachu into a latte for me.

2. Biggest aha moment?

I learned to make efforts to meet people outside my domain. There’s always ways to cross-pollinate ideas and industries to create something meaningful. 

3. Share a fun or unique fact about yourself.

 I wear a grey tee shirt to Tigerlabs almost every day. But it’s not the same one. I have 6 of them. I swear.

4. What motivating factor compelled you to join Tigerlabs?

I participated in the Digital Health Bootcamp in 2014 which was held at Tigerlabs. I made myself a promise that I’d start working here one day and looks like I kept that promise! Also, I really like the dogs here. All the benefits of dog ownership without any of the hassles.

Favorite Quote:

“If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.”

In addition to being a nerdy science joke, I think it holds some “life” meaning. If you’re not doing something meaningful and impactful, then you’re just part of the fluff. And fluff is only for pillows.