Candice Blacknall described herself as a “non-traditional” student when we sat down for a Zoom interview earlier this week. After nine years in the U.S. Army as a health care specialist, Blacknall has returned to the classroom to pursue both an MBA from Georgia Tech’s Scheller School of Business and an MD from Morehouse School of Medicine.
That “non-traditional” background is what jumpstarted her unique entrepreneurial story in Atlanta. Recognizing the gaps in educational and career guidance for medical students and young healthcare professionals across various fields, Blacknall founded GABA Inc. earlier this year. GABA is designed to help medical students and graduates access important and curated career resources, regardless of what part of the educational journey they are on. We spoke with Blacknall about what it looks like to get a startup off the ground while still in school, and how both analytics and community development are helping to drive GABA’s next steps. Catch the full interview here: