Amanda Gorman dismisses the idea that she’s an entrepreneur. To hear her tell it, she’s a nurse and mother who encountered a problem and fashioned a solution. In the process, she mastered writing effective appeal letters to insurance companies.
The story of Nest Collaborative is a bit more nuanced. After eight years as a traveling emergency room nurse, Gorman found she liked San Francisco and settled in. She went back to school to earn her certification as a pediatric nurse practitioner, got married and had a baby.