Annie Ryu is a prolific social entrepreneur who studied Social Anthropology, Global Health and Health Policy at Harvard University. Before founding The Jackfruit Company, she served as the Nicaragua field investigator for a multi-country study on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and the Associate Director for the nonprofit Children of the Border, and she co-founded Remindavax, Inc., a text-message reminder program serving over 4,000 mother-child pairs and their community health workers in rural southern India. She is a Global Good Fund Fellow, one of Glamour’s 2012 Top Ten College Women, and a former (’10-’11) honorary Fellow at the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT. She was selected for Phi Beta Kappa, Junior 24, for academic excellence at Harvard. Recently, Annie was included on Forbes "30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs" list for 2017.