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Avni Mehta

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Avni joined Locust Walk in 2019 as an analyst in the Boston office. She graduated from Duke University with a degree in biomedical engineering, a minor in economics, and a certificate in markets & management studies. At Duke, Avni strived to find opportunities at the intersection of biomedical engineering, biotechnology, and business. To that end, she was heavily involved in an interdisciplinary research project that aimed to implement a novel cervical cancer device into Peruvian markets, and was vice president of Duke’s chapter of Net Impact, a social entrepreneurship organization.

Prior to joining the Locust Walk team, Avni worked as a strategy intern at Northern Trust Asset Management. Her role included developing a global asset management industry report for market sizing, growth opportunities, and fund flows, and utilizing investment analytics tools to perform competitive analyses. Before that, Avni worked as a business analyst intern at Optum, UnitedHealth Group’s technology arm. While at Optum, she analyzed business and functional requirements to restructure and update the company’s insurance claims’ system, which yielded a 90% cost savings for the company.

Outside of Locust Walk, Avni enjoys reading, swimming, and discovering cool coffee shops.