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2015 CTY Distinguished Alumni Award

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Mia HowardMia Howard is the founder and executive director of Intrepid College Prep Charter School in Nashville, Tennessee, which aims to close academic achievement and economic gaps for its students and families. Fueled by her experiences in education, law, and finance, Mia designed a college preparatory program that focuses on academic achievement, financial literacy, and ethical character. Prior to opening the school in 2012, Mia worked as an impact-investing associate at a New York advisory firm specializing in emerging market finance and business development. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University. In 2014, Mia was named to Nashville Business Journal’s Forty Under Forty list. She attended five CTY Summer Programs, covering a broad area of studies, including Etymologies, Inductive Reasoning, and Mines and Minerals: An Introduction to Geology.

Pelu TranPelu Tran is a co-founder of Augmedix, a company that is developing Google Glass as a tool to eliminate the electronic documentation burden in medicine. Prior to founding Augmedix in 2012, Pelu studied medicine and engineering at Stanford University. Working in community hospitals and clinics as a medical student, he saw physicians struggling under the increasing burden of electronic documentation at the expense of their patients. Driven by the goal of helping doctors better care for their patients, Pelu left medical school four months from receiving his degree to found Augmedix, where he currently leads product and customer vision and runs the sales, marketing, product, design, and U.S. operations teams. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biomechanical Engineering from Stanford University. In 2015, he was named to Forbes’ annual list of the top 30 leaders in health care under the age of 30. Pelu is a member of the Study of Exceptional Talent and completed four CTY Summer Programs and three online courses.