Real Stories by Real Teens


You’re not alone.


Real Talk is a mobile app that uses real stories by real teens to convey relevant and credible information about the issues that teens go through growing up. Stories cover topics including healthy relationships, bullying, and online safety. 


Our mission is to use human-centered design to improve the health and well-being of youth of every identity.


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Meet Our Team


Cristina Leos

Cristina Leos is from El Paso, TX and graduated from Stanford University in 2013 with a degree in human biology. She completed her MSPH at UNC Gillings in health behavior and is a third-year doctoral student in the same department. Cristina’s work focuses on using innovative approaches to improve Latino adolescent health.


Liz Chen

Liz graduated from Princeton University in 2010 with degrees in anthropology and global health and health policy. Upon graduating, she joined Teach For America and taught high school science in a rural area of eastern North Carolina before coming to the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health to pursue a PhD in health behavior.


Vichi Jagannathan

Vichi is a recent MBA graduate from the Yale School of Management. She holds degrees in electrical engineering from Princeton and Stanford Universities. In 2011, she joined Teach for America to teach high school science in Eastern NC. Following her time in the classroom, Vichi led the expansion of Microsoft’s TEALS computer science education program into California.