Location: Arlington, Massachusetts (Boston metropolitan area)
Current position: Senior Director of Program Management at Ultragenyx Gene Therapy
Areas of expertise: Drug development, program management, portfolio management, clinical operations, cross-functional team leadership
Brief summary of career: Trained as PhD biochemist, completed two post-doctoral research positions before moving to industry. Have spent nearly 20 years working in small, medium & large biopharmaceutical companies in portfolio management, program management & clinical operations roles across all phases of drug development and in multiple therapeutic areas, including oncology, immuno-oncology, cardiovascular, auto-immune and neurology. Have lived & worked in UK, Japan & USA and have true global experience to lead cross-functional drug development teams.
How I can help as an Alumni Ambassador: Provide career guidance in biopharma industry, provide guidance on Cambridge/ Boston area (where to live etc.) for people moving into area. Provide mentorship in program management in biopharma industry.