Risa is a technology transfer professional dedicated to the commercialization of research inventions. She is a PhD/MBA with a scientific background in multiple biomedical fields, including molecular cancer biology, toxicology, immunology, microbiology, and biomedical engineering. She is passionate about working at the intersection of science and business toward improving public health.

2022 - MBA, Management, University of the People
2021 - PhD, Pathology, Duke University School of Medicine
2021 - Graduate Certificate, Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health, Duke University
2016 - BS, Biology & BA, Environmental Studies, Mills College (now part of Northeastern University)