My name is Jeanette Cajide and I am technology executive who became a nationally ranked competitive figure skater at the age of 45.
As a guest blogger for The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur, and Thrive Global, I write on how digital innovation impacts education, healthcare and our overall well-being.
I am also the founding team member of several technology startups, and Vice President of Strategy for Dialexa, acquired by IBM. (Disclaimer: My views do not represent the views of my employer).
I am graduate from Harvard University, Northwestern University and the University of Texas at Austin, and use my witty nature and voice to call out the absurdities and hype in technology, groupthink behavior, or my own tendencies and habits.
I spent my 20s and 30s pouring myself into my work and education with little regard to self care. This led to the development of autoimmune disorders and a 60+ pound weight gain in less than 5 years, which impacted my self-worth and mental wellbeing during what should have been the best years of my life.
When I reached the crest of the hill at age 40, feeling hopeless about the way I felt and looked, I set out to prove that age is nothing but a number. I returned to competitive figure skating after a 30 year hiatus from the sport and was the 2022 Silver Ladies Bronze Medalist for U.S. Figure Skating Adult National Championship in Newark, Delaware.
My story on how I took a personalized medicine approach to optimize my health as a master athlete was captured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.
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