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Announcing Our 2020 President-Elect, Kayla Valdes

Thursday, December 12, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Marsha Morgenstern
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The Women In Bio Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Kayla Valdes as our new President-Elect. She joins WIB-National from the Capital Region chapter.


I am honored to join the National Women In Bio team as President-Elect in 2020. I have been a part of Women In Bio since I was a graduate student, and the organization has continued to be an integral part of my professional development. WIB is truly an organization that supports women from the classroom to the boardroom, and I look forward to working with our members, sponsors, partners, and advocates during my term. I am dedicated to contributing to the continued growth of this organization, and leading initiatives that foster both the personal and professional development of women in biotech from all backgrounds.”


Kayla is Associate Director of Scientific Programs at the Drug Information Association (DIA) where she works with U.S. and global partners to assess the implications of global regulatory and health policy changes and provide strategic direction to global and regional content teams for DIA educational offerings and research projects. She has a strong background in project management and experience working with cross-functional teams. She previously worked at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she was a program manager for multiple trans-NIH initiatives.  She earned her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland, and her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University.


We are thrilled to welcome Kayla to the WIB 2020 Executive Team. Her leadership experience in the Capital Region chapter, along with her clear enthusiasm and strong dedication will benefit the entire organization as she assumes the President-Elect role. We look forward to Kayla’s further contribution to the WIB mission of empowering women in the life sciences.  Kayla can be reached at


Kayla’s term begins January 1, 2020. Please join us in welcoming Kayla Valdes as the Women In Bio President-Elect!



Rachel Kopper

Women In Bio President and Board Chair


Jessica Bosc
Women In Bio President-Elect