Tasha Aboufadel is currently an R&D Engineer at Medtronic Neurovascular in Irvine. Tasha supports the commercialization of stroke treatment products and is the R&D owner for neurovascular aspiration catheters. Additionally, she is a co-leader and founding member of the Medtronic Young Professionals group in Irvine, where she co-founded a unique site-specific mentorship program. Prior to joining Medtronic, Tasha earned her Masters in Applied Bioengineering with an emphasis in Global Medical Innovation at Rice University and her B.S. in Biochemistry at UCLA. She is passionate about the intersection of healthcare and design and hopes to create collaborative opportunities across Orange County that foster innovation and growth in the MedTech field. Tasha grew up in San Diego with her parents and younger brother and sister. In her free time, Tasha loves being outdoors and staying active through climbing, hiking, backpacking, biking, and yoga with a healthy balance of traveling and exploring new restaurants.