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WIB-Seattle: Careers in Biotechnology: A Panel Event for IATRIX21 Club
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WIB-Seattle: Careers in Biotechnology: A Panel Event for IATRIX21 Club

When: Monday, January 14, 2019
5:00 p.m.– 6:15 p.m. PST
Where: Career Center at Mountlake Terrace High School
21801 44th Ave W.
Mountlake Terrace 98043
United States
Contact: WIB-Seattle

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Young Women In Bio-Seattle is hosting this special career panel event for the members of the IATRIX21 club at Mountlake Terrace High School. A panel of women with varying backgrounds and careers in biotechnology will discuss their career paths, what a day in their career is like, and answer any questions. IATRIX21 is an all girls STEM club led by student leaders, whose mission is to support peers in their interest of STEM related careers and leadership.


Speaker Bios

Anna Rashevsky, International Regulatory Affairs Specialist NanoString Technologies, Inc. 

A molecular biologist by training, with an MSc from Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), Anna worked for several years as a scientist at the University of Washington developing assays for the detection and typing of herpes viruses. In 2015, she joined Adaptive Biotechnologies as a Sr. Quality Control Specialist, qualifying crucial immunosequencing assay components. While at Adaptive, Anna became interested in the regulatory field, completed a certification in Biomedical Regulatory Affairs through the University of Washington, and moved into a Regulatory Specialist role at NanoString Technologies. In this position, she works on international regulatory submissions by assembling dossiers for first-time registrations and registration renewals, and annual reports to various international regulatory agencies. Anna is a mother of 2 boys and loves hiking, geocaching, and traveling with her family.

Lauren Ryan, Senior Mechanical Engineer Microsoft Research 

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer at Microsoft Research, Lauren works in a small team on a medical device project. She holds a degree in biomedical engineering from Purdue University and has been part of the medical device industry since 2008, working on skeletal reconstruction implants, surgical instruments, ultrasound, and more. Lauren is a board member of the Seattle chapter of the Association for Women in Science, mentors through Seattle AWIS, and serves on the leadership team of the Mavens community of women in research at Microsoft.

Sarah Warren, Director of Advanced Applications NanoString Technologies, Inc. 

As Director of Advanced Applications at NanoString Technologies, Sarah leads a team that focuses on new uses of the NanoString platform that enables measurement of up to 800 genes or proteins simultaneously for medical research. In this role, she leads a team of 7 people who collaborate with academic researchers to develop new uses for the technologies. Day to day, her job involves a lot of experimental design and data analysis, preparing and giving presentations, writing papers, and attending conferences to stay up to date on advances in the field. She has a PhD in Immunology from the University of Washington, and a BS in Biochemistry and English from Iowa State University.

Please read the YWIB permission forms located here.


5:00 – 5:05 p.m. Introduction
5:05 – 5:45 p.m. Career Panel
5:45 – 5:55 p.m. Break (drinks and snacks provided)
5:55 – 6:15 p.m. Q&A


YWIB Age Group

High School


Pricing Information

  • Members: Free
  • Non-Members:Free


Special Pricing

Free to IATRIX21 club members and potential members at Mountlake Terrace High School