Yamile Jackson
Yamile Jackson
CEO and Founder, Nurtured by Design
Sugar Land, TX

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My story: http://alturl.com/wc394 (video made by Oprah Winfrey) PhD in ergonomics/human factors engineering, licensed Professional Engineer (TX), Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Kangaroo Care Professional. Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, emigrated to USA at 21 years old. Founder of the first engineering company (that we know) that apples ergonomics, human factors & safety engineering to providing nurturing developmental care to premature and full term babies from birth = Survival is no longer enough. We also help older children that are hospitalized or that experience separation anxiety when parents need to attend other obligations. I founded Nurtured by Design to improve the quality of life of mother/child during a stressful time (when child is born, sick or in distress) and help prevent some deficiencies that are commonly attributed to prematurity, detachment, and hospitalizations (like I did with my own child). Our products complements medical care by providing tools that support the physical, psychological, neurological, and physiological development of the newborn, especially those born prematurely. Only when children sleep is when they develop the brain, grow and heal, and with our products we provide the environment, positioning, comfort, and soothing conditions that are needed to fall asleep. My inspiration: her now healthy son, Zachary, born in 2001 weighing less than 2 lbs. Promised that his pain and struggle to survive were not in vain.

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  • Hannah

    Added Monday, April 30, 2018 at 8:24 PM

    Hi, I’m thinking about majoring in industrial engineering in college. The field really interests me and I think I could have the skills to do well in this type of job. I’ve been looking at typical college coursework for the major and seeing many advanced calculus and physics courses (among other challenging subjects). I’m good at math and physics and I know with some hard work I’ll be able to handle it in college. I was just wondering how often you really use intense calculus and mechanics on ...
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    Yamile Jackson, Nurtured by Design
    Answered Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 12:44 PM
    Hi, Hannah,
    I am happy to know that you are considering industrial engineering as a career path.
    Industrial is probably the most versatile so you can go either way.  Choose intense calculus and mechanics or not, however, if you are looking for ...
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  • Ashley urrutia

    Added Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2:37 AM

    I am currently a high school senior enjoyed calculus and physics but i am worried that i am not creative enough to become an engineer. I am not sure i will be able to "build and create." 
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    Yamile Jackson, Nurtured by Design
    Answered Friday, June 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM
    Hi, Ashley 
    Creativity is a natural trait. More than create and build, engineering teaches you to solve problems. 
    We need more girls in engineering and if you have at least a bit of desire to become an engineer then you should. 
    Math and science is ...
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  • Rocio, Maracaibo, Venezuela

    Added Monday, April 27, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    How do I know if being a lawyer is the right career for me? I have been studying law for a year now, but I don't feel quite sure that I love that, when Ia finished high school I loved math, physics and chemistry and I wanted to be an engineer but my mom told me I wouldn't be a good one, but now, a year after, I want to try engineering but I don't want to waste more time, so if there anything that I could do to know that this could be the one to me, please help me. cheers from venezuela
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    Yamile Jackson, Nurtured by Design
    Answered Monday, April 27, 2015 at 3:26 PM
    Hola, Rocio, it is NEVER too late to become an engineer. 
    I think the first question I'd ask is "what did you like about law in the first place?" something had to appeal to you -  make sure that before you make a career change that you do all your ...
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