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About Kirstin

Kristin is a Consultant on the Program Management team at Avania Clinical, a global CRO focused on advancing medical devices, novel technology and combination products from feasibility through post-approval trials. Her team provides early stage strategic consulting services that include feasibility and benchmarking analysis, pre-clinical study design, and tailored regulatory strategies. Prior, as the Senior Program Development Manager for Life Science Strategic Initiatives at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, she led demand-driven program development in biotechnology, medicinal chemistry, biomedical and chemical engineering, and project management for technical symposia, research partnerships and consulting contracts with industry and government partners.

Kristin earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering cum laude from Cornell University. After beginning her career in product design and development at Procter & Gamble and Arthur D. Little Inc., she then focused on her biotechnology interests with roles in process and project design engineering at Anika Therapeutics and Genzyme Corporation. She first partnered with the MassBioEd team during her tenure as WPI’s Associate Director of Pre-collegiate Outreach, and continues to support the valuable work the foundation does as a member of the Board and several program steering committees.