Carrie Shaw works at the intersection of health education and virtual reality storytelling. She is the CEO and founder of Embodied Labs, an immersive education and wellness platform for professional and family caregivers and the elders they serve.

After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BS in Public Health, Carrie spent two years working as a Health Education Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic where she fell in love with the way visual communication tools have the unique potential to cross-cultural, language, and education barriers. Her mother’s diagnosis of Early Onset Alzheimer’s disease opened Carrie’s eyes to the needs of caregivers and the aging services workforce, leading her to complete an MS in Biomedical Visualization and eventually found her company.

This year, Embodied Labs was named the Grand Prize winner of the AARP’s National Caregiving Innovation Challenge and took First Place in The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global XR in Education Prize Challenge.