Rita Lim-Wilby is franchise owner for Budget Blinds of North San Diego, a business for custom window coverings, draperies, interior design, floor coverings, and color consulting. The Budget Blinds team designs, provides, and installs solutions for home decorating needs.
Rita also has a PhD from the School of Pharmacy, University of London. She worked in drug discovery for a total of 10 years at DuPont, Merck and Corvas International, focusing on hepatitis C, malaria, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. The project she initiated on the hepatitis C virus led to the first-in-class oral cure in combination therapy for hepatitis C. She spent 12 years in marketing and business development for medical device, biotech, and pharma companies.
Rita is a past member of the International Affairs Board for the City of San Diego and Immediate Past President of San Diego International Sister Cities Association. She also founded PGC200 as a community for professional career development for scientists and engineers, and invented a toilet that is ultralow water use, self cleaning, and customizable.