What Drives Us
Good Village isn't just an app; it's a potent movement that weaves nutrition, technology, and environmental mindfulness into a tapestry of profound change. Picture this: every bite you take is a word, every meal a chapter in a powerful narrative. Yet, when these chapters don't align, it can spell trouble. No wonder we've discovered an essential truth from our villagers — our users — that reveals a critical insight: they know their dietary habits, or the absence of healthy ones, reverberate through their health and resonate with our planet's well-being. They depend on each other.
Imagine having an intuitive companion who grasps your dietary ambitions and aids you in realizing them. This companion is our AI-backed app! A reliable ally, it deeply understands and anticipates your needs, personalizing every interaction to align with your unique health goals. Whether you're aiming to fuel your body with energy, incorporate more vegetables into your meals, or achieve any other nutritional objective, our app dynamically adapts to fortify your personal journey.
As you transition towards healthier eating habits, you also begin to consume more thoughtfully. Good Village is the linchpin in this transition, subtly nudging you towards choices that are beneficial for you and harmonious with our Earth.
The Good Village stands as a groundbreaking evolution at the intersection of personal health and environmental sustainability. We're carving a future where individual wellness and the health of our planet aren't separate chapters but integral parts of the same narrative.
Together, we're crafting an inspiring story — a narrative of healthier individuals fostering a healthier planet, one mindful decision, one transformative meal at a time.
Meet The Team
Founder & CEO
Our founder, Alice Zhao, currently works at Microsoft as a senior product manager on Open AI’s integration and commercialization. Before Microsoft, she spent five years at Amazon across finance, product and analytics in the grocery and supply chain. In her corporate career, Alice leads a cross functional team to build products helping people live more efficiently and effectively. In addition to strong leadership, she has brought in significant design experience and extensive network from her corporate career and Booth. Alice will drive company strategy and lead day to day operations.
Yuchen Liu, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
Our Director of Tech, Yuchen Liu, is a computer science researcher on the verge of completing his Ph.D. studies at Indiana University Bloomington. Yuchen's primary research focus lies in multimodal deep learning and machine learning. His work has been successfully published in top-tier computer science conferences and journals. Yuchen's professional experiences go beyond academia. He also has a wealth of industry experience as a researcher, having worked in leading tech companies such as Bose, Meta, and Amazon. At Bose, he was a key member of the Audio Research team, while his role at Meta involved the Multimodal Content Understanding team. He will join the Amazon Go team this summer to solve some exciting video recognition tasks. This balanced exposure to both academia and industry positions Yuchen as a capable professional in his field.
Director of Marketing
Yaa, our Director of Marketing, is a consultant for a health and wellness product at Walmart’s Store No.8. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from Northwestern University and a Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics from Dominican University. Yaa is a registered dietitian and has over a decade of experience as a personal trainer, helping numerous busy corporate professionals achieve body transformations through movement, nutrition, and lifestyle changes. In her free time, she enjoys competing in bodybuilding shows (fun fact: she has competed in over 10 shows), playing with her Great Danes, and savoring a cup of green tea while listening to hip-hop and death metal.
Lead Product Manager (Advisor)
Ashvin Veligandla, our Lead Product Manager advisor, is a Lead Data Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and passionate sustainability advocate. He is a husband and father to a seven year old daughter. His passions also include cooking and marathon running. Previously he was on a board of directors for a not for profit called the yellow tractor project, who helped install raised garden beds in Chicagoland’s food deserts and underserved communities. He currently also volunteers for Citizens for greening evanston and Natural habitat of evanston where he lives.
Arjun, our Director of Business Development, currently works as a Project Manager, Digital Consulting for Wood plc, one of the world’s leading consulting and engineering companies operating across Energy and Materials markets. He has more than ten years of diversified experience in Business Development, Strategy, technology commercialization, and Implementation of digital solutions, SAAS, consulting, and spearheading blue skies technology partnerships with fortune 100 clients across the energy value chain. Arjun enjoys cooking new recipes during his free time and experimenting with fresh ingredients and cooking styles.
Isabelle Feng, FRM
Isabelle, our Head of Strategy, currently works as a strategy consultant in EY's decision modeling and analysis group. She has experience with go-to-market plans and the development of data-driven profit improvement models. Holding dual masters in Financial Engineering and Data Science, she excels in converting data insights into actionable plans for business intelligence. Additionally, Isabelle holds a Financial Risk Management chart and has three years of experience as a risk modeling analyst in the banking industry. Beyond her professional pursuits, she finds joy in engaging in outdoor activities and exploring a variety of cuisines.