Chai Jayachandran

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"Life is about balance,” muses Chai, “balance between the time you give to others and the time you give to improve yourself.” Fifteen years into her career as a medical planner and designer, Chai is already thinking about how she can use her professional skills to give back. “I’ve been lucky to have good mentors in my career,” Chai says. “I hope to pass it on and influence the next generation of healthcare architects, and balance my time working on volunteer healthcare projects that address and alleviate social problems.” For now, Chai finds lots of ways to enjoy a little downtime in her Southern California home, she says, “sketching, swimming, exploring the city, trying different cuisines, and driving the Pacific Coast Highway” with her husband and friends.