Monica Westley is focused on a practical cure for Type 1 diabetes, and is motivated to do so as her daughter was diagnosed with this chronic disease six years ago. She earned her Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from Yale University and M.A. in neuroanatomy from Boston University. She has worked in industry for Merck and as director of business development for NeuroInDx. She is currently an assistant professor at Marymount California University. Monica has recently focused on the biotech industry with the hope of bringing to market a medical device for Type 1 diabetes.