Ola Jacunski @ Blue Almond LLC

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Ola Jacunski is a freelance consultant and award-winning writer with expertise editing, data analytics, machine learning, and strategic storylining. She is a former product manager and management consultant with transferable experience in strategy, pricing, and large-scale, cross-functional data & analytics projects requiring extensive senior stakeholder engagement.

She has a passion for stories — both reading and writing them. Since 2014, she’s maintained a detailed record of every book she’s read – over 350 as of 2021. She’s always happy to make recommendations. She publishes fiction under the name Aleksandra Hill.

In her past life, Ola was a Sr. Manager of Product Management & Operations at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. Before that, she was a Project Leader with The Boston Consulting Group and focused on strategy, pricing, and Agile, particularly in Pharma and Financial Institutions.

Ola is a trained computational biologist and earned a PhD at Columbia University through the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Studies. Her research focused on developing network-based, interspecies models of synthetic lethality in order to predict novel cancer combination therapies in humans.