Uma Veerappan
Chicago Booth

Uma Veerappan

Uma is a first year MBA student at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business studying Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management.

After completing her undergraduate studies, Uma spent one year as a Fulbright Teaching Grantee in South Korea. Upon returning to the US, Uma joined EY as a Strategy Consultant and focused on innovation opportunities, customer experience, and new product launches for clients in industries including biotechnology & medical devices. Drawn to the creative flexibility of her early stage clients, Uma pursued two healthcare startup internships prior to business school. Her first internship was at Hazel Health, which provides school-based telemedicine solutions. Subsequently, she joined Care+Wear, which designs innovative healthwear to promote comfort and preserve dignity within the patient healing experience. Through her career experiences, Uma developed an interest in using artificial intelligence and machine learning to advance healthcare. Looking forward, Uma is excited to apply her business strategy & operational exposure to the world of healthcare investing. Uma graduated from Emory University with a double-major in Economics & Educational Studies.

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