Ellen M. Martin, M.B.A.
For more than 20 years, Ellen has provided professional communications services to lifesciences and high-tech organizations including biopharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare,bioinformatics, genomics tools and IT firms. She is affiliated with Kureczka|Martin Associates,DrBonnie360, and is an owner and an employee of Haddon Hill Group Inc.Based on her background and ongoing interests in multiple science fields, she conciselycommunicates complex ideas to a variety of audiences. Recently published writing assignmentsinclude articles on Big Data in Healthcare, Legacy Systems in Biomanufacturing, and MobileHealth Games.She led corporate communications for five years at XOMA, and was an early adopter of theInternet for investor relations. Earlier, she led communications for DNA Plant Technology, andfor the Bay Area Bioscience Center (forerunner to BayBio), while consulting to bio- and high-tech clients, solo and as an associate with J. Kureczka Associates.Ellen holds an MBA in marketing and finance from Northwestern University’s Graduate Schoolof Management (now Kellogg), a BS in physical anthropology from the University of Illinois(Champaign-Urbana), and pursued graduate studies in and taught archeology, genetics,osteology and paleopathology.
Tobi Skotnes is a senior undergraduate at University of California, Los Angeles, with a mathmajor and a Spanish minor. She is interested in pursuing a career in public health, usinganalytic and quantitative methods to address public health problems around the world. Sheworked as a volunteer in a medical clinic in Nicaragua for a short period in 2010, and spent2011 living in Granada, Spain. Summer 2012 she worked under Professor Sally Blower, Head of the Disease Modeling Group at the David Geffen School of Medicine, at the Semel Institute forNeuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, on modeling the spread of HIV in Lesotho, Africa.
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