Jana currently leads business development and operations for a startup being incubated in Area 120, a workshop for Google’s experimental products to help small teams rapidly build new products in an entrepreneurial environment. Jana previously led Business Development for (i) several startups at X, Alphabet's moonshot factory that has launched self-driving car, Internet-powered balloons and clean energy kites projects and (ii) Jigsaw, an incubator that builds technology to solve complex global security challenges.
Previously, Jana was based in Google's Singapore office leading new market development for countries in the early stages of leveraging the Internet to drive economic growth and social prosperity. Jana's work ranged from catalyzing growth in Internet penetration through community building, to helping businesses digitize and grow online, to influencing policy making to support a free and open Internet. Jana’s priority countries included Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia and Nepal.
Jana is an advisory board member at Code to Inspire, a non-profit organization that has built Afghanistan’s first coding school for girls in Afghanistan and is committed to developing technical literacy and creating safe employment opportunities in computer science and technology for women in Afghanistan.
Jana serves as an advisory board member at non-profit Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the nation’s leading provider of and advocate for high quality, affordable healthcare and the nation’s largest provider of sex education.
Jana is a mentor to the non-profit organization We Are Family Foundation's Global Teen Leaders, who are working on international projects addressing issues related to basic human needs, including food, water, health, shelter, safety, education and the environment.
Jana holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and Singapore, where she won first and second place in INSEAD’s two entrepreneurship investment pitch competitions. Additionally, Jana holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in Canada, during which time she studied Mandarin and International Business at Peking University in China and Central European University in Hungary, respectively.