Shelby Cate pursued her interest in life sciences at Gonzaga University, in Spokane, Washington, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry in 2012. She spent the next four years in Seattle working in various research labs, first at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and then at Bloodworks Northwest. At Bloodworks Northwest, she assisted in clinical trials and came to understand that the impact of any technology we create in the lab is only powerful if it can perform in the market and reach a patient's bedside.
Shelby is now pursuing her MBA at the University of Utah to better understand how to bring new technologies to the market. She spent the summer of 2016 interning in Marketing Strategy with Boston Scientific, where she did upstream planning and analysis for the launch plan of a new medical device. She will be graduating in May 2017 and hopes to pursue marketing of products that can change people's lives.