Leyla Larsson  Biomedical Engineer

Leyla Larsson

Biomedical Engineer


It all started when…

While studying abroad in New Zealand, Leyla wrote an anthropology paper about the effects of cervical cancer on Maori women, the indigenous people, and discovered that it was their leading cause of death. Simultaneously, her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. 

Frustrated by the inability to help these women, we decided to do something. 

Leyla is a biomedical engineer and Kristin is an industrial designer and together we created Afina. We are a young company impassioned by a desire to stop cancer through early detection, improve educational resources about cancer prevention, and provide access to cancer detection resources where resources are lacking.

Kristin Andreassen  Industrial Designer 

Kristin Andreassen

Industrial Designer