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Theranos Whistleblower Erika Cheung to Speak at Albers School of Business and Economics in April 2024

Erika CheungErika Cheung, a key whistleblower in the Theranos case that gripped the world, will be speaking at Seattle University's Albers School of Business and Economics on April 4th, 2024. Her visit is being organized by the Center for Business Ethics (CBE) with partnering sponsors Student Government of Seattle University (SGSU) and the School of Law's Technology, Innovation Law, and Ethics (TILE) program.

Cheung is the Executive Director of Ethics in Entrepreneurship, a non-profit organization with the mission to embed ethical questioning, culture, and systems in startup ecosystems worldwide. She began her career as a medical researcher in the biotechnology industry and is most famously known for her role in reporting the medical diagnostic company Theranos to health regulators.

“We are delighted to have Erika Cheung, Executive Director of Ethics and Entrepreneurship, join the Albers School and the Center for Business Ethics to discuss her experience at the now infamous Silicon Valley firm Theranos, its demise, and the lessons we can draw in leading ethical organizations," said Jeffery Smith, head of the CBE. "Her experience will bring to life many things that we, as business educators, strive to instill in our students and the Seattle business community.”

Cheung went on to help launch a technology accelerator in Hong Kong supporting early-stage technology investments across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. She continues to advise and support the development of biotechnology and healthcare initiatives across APAC in addition to her work at Ethics in Entrepreneurship.