Spend a Minute with Vyshnnavi Parthasarathy

Get to know our innovative Systems Engineer who uses math to develop glucose monitoring systems.

Vyshnnavi Parthasarathy is a Systems Engineer in our diabetes care business. A biomedical engineer by training, she contributes to the development of algorithms for our FreeStyle Libre technology. To her friends, she's the woman who just loves to sing ... and to improve the lives of people living with diabetes. Let’s get to know her.

You'd describe your childhood as … Awesome! Lots of friends and a lot more pranks. (She offers a smiley emoji, functionality we really should add to the site.)

Your 20-word (or so) resume… Biomedical engineer passionate about using sustainable technology to improve people's quality of life.

What inspired you or drew you to this field/area of research? I have always carried a sense of admiration for the field of medicine and always wanted to be associated with it in some form. Being a biomedical engineer has given me the relevant opportunities to do exactly this.

Your proudest professional moment … Every time an acquaintance or friend lets me know how helpful our products have been in their journey with diabetes.

What do you like to do for fun? I like to play board games, explore new coffee places — and sing like no one's watching. 

What are your dreams for the future? To be part of a sustainable healthcare technology leader, like Abbott.

What is the best advice you ever heard? "The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way." — Marcus Aurelius

Any closing thoughts? I love the satisfaction of having made someone's day easier.