Elizabeth Tikoyan was born and raised in Washington D.C.’s metro area. She graduated from Northern Virginia Community College summa cum laude, the University of Virginia with high honors, and was inducted into the Raven Society–the most prestigious honorary society at UVA. During high school, Elizabeth was misdiagnosed for 4+ years, which left her partially paralyzed with severe memory loss and nerve damage. She was finally given the correct diagnosis but told there was no cure. The medical world had no way to help her. After years of crowdsourcing and trial and error, she finally found what worked, and inspired by this experience founded Healp — a health tech platform that connects patients to community and crowdsourced answers. Elizabeth has been recognized by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for her impact in the patient space. She was voted Technically Invention of the Year 2021, CBIC Student Entrepreneur of the Year 2019, Top 32 Student Startups by Student Startup Madness. She has been invited by National Geographic Women of Impact for her work in the patient space and is a Harvard SVMP Alumni and Forbes Under 30 Scholar. Her work has been featured on International and national news in outlets like: USA Today, Cheddar, IHeartRadio, Global News, Washingtonian, Fox 5 News, NBC 4, ABC 7, and over 70+ others. Elizabeth’s life mission is to change the stigma around life with a health condition, and she is proud to be paving the way for how patient communities are seen across the world.