A modern-day Mary Kay

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When 26-year-old MIT grad Jasmina Aganovic attends alumni networking mixers, she’s accustomed to the inquisitive looks from former classmates when she describes her profession. The chemical engineering graduate strayed a bit from her path. She’s not working in a lab. Instead, think of Aganovic as a 21st-century Mary Kay.

Aganovic is now head of a skin care company called Bona Clara and has assembled a growing army of women across the country to sell the product. The technical term for these women is “brand ambassador.”

“This was not the direction that I thought the brand was going to go in,” she said. “But someone suggested I look into it, and as I looked into the history, I started to get excited.”

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