Monica Mo is the founder and CEO of WellSeek, with a mission to dispel myths and spread truth in the health and wellness world. She's the Curating Editor of the WellSeek Collective and a Council of Directors Member at True Health Initiative, a global coalition of world-renowned health experts alongside David L. Katz, Sanjay Gupta, and Deepak Chopra.
Monica was recognized by San Diego Magazine as a Rising Star finalist & Woman of the Year nominee for the 2019 Celebrating Women Awards. She has been invited to speak at leading universities and research institutes, including the NIH and UCSD, and has been featured as a media guest and contributor, including NBC, CBS, ABC, Thrive Global, ESPN Radio, and BuzzFeed.
She began her career in biotechnology, specializing in genome-based metabolic engineering and data analytics, and was a member of the academic teams that pioneered the "Google map of human metabolism"
that was featured in TIME
. As a scientist at Intrexon (NYSE: XON), she led early-stage R&D initiatives focused on metabolic systems engineering, in vitro nutrient optimization, cancer therapeutic design, and biologics production. Monica holds her Ph.D. and M.S. in Bioengineering and B.S. in Bioengineering: Biotechnology from the top-ranking, nationally-recognized program at the University of California, San Diego.
Making her home in San Diego, she’s at her happiest when she’s surrounded by her husband and two kids, coffee with great company, and roasted veggies.