Lisa Martin is pleased to have spent over twenty-five years in the pharmaceutical industry doing interesting and challenging scientific development work on new medicines to improve patient’s lives. She has worked on cardiovascular, neuroscience, respiratory, infection and oncology products. Working at an Anglo-Swedish company, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, for most of her career also offered unique personal and professional culturally-enriching experiences that included leadership in global organizations, leading global technical teams and completing a two year overseas assignment. Lisa’s focus on cultural enrichment extended outside of work to her love of international travel. Traveling with a group that exposes you to the local life in developing countries and seeing first-hand the positive impact of women-owned businesses in developing countries has been very inspiring. Lisa recently moved to the Bay Area to further enrich and expand her horizons in her professional life. Lisa completed a BA in Chemistry at Thiel College before earning a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Texas A&M University.