Dr. Leslie Shelton is our Chief Operating Officer. She is instrumental in our path towards Venture Development, helping create the vision and defining and implementing the path to get there.
She has a background in physics, with a PhD from Brown University where she focused on liquid crystal technology for bio-medical applications. She accepted a postdoctoral position at the University of Hawaii’s Queens Hospital, where she studied HIV associated dementia, and took a second postdoctoral position at Harvard Medical School where she worked at Children’s Hospital in Boston studying chronic neuropathic pain in children.
After working in Academia, Leslie assumed a position at DEKA R&D where she worked as a scientist on a water purification system which was deployed internationally. Watch the Netflix movie Slingshot to see the systems she helped setup in South Africa. She’s held various roles in product development ranging from mechanical, electrical and fluidics systems to software development.