Carolyn Yarina is the CEO and co-founder of Sisu Global Health, based in Baltimore, Maryland. Sisu Global Health is a medical device company for emerging markets where her role includes business operations, development and strategy. The company is currently launching Hemafuse, a surgical tool to recycle a person's own blood from internal bleeding.
Carolyn has successfully launched both for-profit and non-profit international social ventures, worked on corporate supply chain management and medical product design. She has numerous accolades including features in in Business Insider and Entrepreneur Magazine and has presented in global health conferences in England, India, Malawi, and across the US. Her education includes a BSE in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan.
Carolyn came to Baltimore in February of 2015 to participate in the DreamIt Health Accelerator program. DreamIt was supported by EAGB, DBED, Johns Hopkins, BioHealth Innovation, and the Abell Foundation. After the program ended in May, Carolyn, along with Sisu Global Health, decided to make Baltimore their permanent home because of the partnerships they made during the Accelerator program and the community she found here. She hopes to invest in her newfound home of Baltimore in a variety of ways as her professional career continues to grow. She is particularly involved in promoting an inclusive culture for women and minorities within the Baltimore technology community through mentorship and hiring.