When was the last time you felt your life was turned upside down?
How did you find a way out?
Last Spring when Covid-19 outbreak led to a series of campus closures, forcing tens of thousands of students to move out of their dorms in a matter of days, Kimberly Jung, a graduate student at MIT Engineering School, got the news on her mobile phone.
Stunned, she kicked into crisis-ready mode.
As a U.S. army veteran with three years of combat experience in Afghanistan and emergency response training dealing with natural disasters relief, Kimberly quickly followed orders to move out, and found a critical mission to help save lives.
Ventilators were badly needed in hospitals emergency rooms filled with Covid patients. Kimberly decided to join the MIT E-Vent Team as the chief executive to help guide the engineers to design an FDA approved low-cost ventilator prototype that would soon be picked up by manufacturers not only in America, but around the world.
In Season 5 True Colors: Episode 7 Mission After Mission, Kimberly talks about her mission-driven mindset and calling, which is instantly motivational and simultaneously inspirational.
Listen to our conversation here.
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Kimberly Jung is currently the COO of PickleRobots in Somerville, MA.
True Colors – a Season 5 Special Series – is about the color of one’s character in a time of crisis.
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