I began participating in NACRO in 2014. In my first year, I was a member of the Benchmarking Committee, helping generate the “Centers” white paper and co-leading the Good Practices subcommittee to update and migrate our best practices content over to the new website. The following year, I continued to co-lead Good Practices, and also joined the Strategic Alliances Committee, to identify professional organizations with whom we might partner. Most recently I co-led the Communications/Liaisons subcommittee of Strategic Alliances where, with our Marketing Committee, we updated our outreach materials. During my time at NACRO I have been involved in several panels at the Annual Conference, as both moderator and participant.
As co-chair of Membership and Alliances, I envision continuing to assess and grow professional partnerships with other organizations and individuals for mutual benefit. I believe the manner in which NACRO presents itself to other organizations and potential members is important, which is why working with the Marketing Committee for consistent messaging will also be an important aspect of this committee. I look forward to serving the Membership and Alliances Committee to leverage the strength and knowledge of new members and alliances that can elevate our organization to the next level, and provide an expanded breadth of knowledge and best practices to benefit our larger NACRO membership.
As Senior Analyst for Technology Management and Corporate Relations (TMCR) at the University of California, Davis, I work to identify and generate strategic collaborations, and promote the integration of technology transfer opportunities, with our industry partners. I received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UC Davis, and a B.Sci. in Biology from Utah State University. Prior to joining TMCR, I worked as a patent agent with Morrison & Forester, a general practice San Francisco law firm, specializing in intellectual property.