Desiree Dudley[Email: desireed, followed by @media.mit.edu]
Desiree crafts strategies, partnerships, and institutions to help catalyze transformational ground truthing of biology and medicine. Currrently director of neurotechnology partnerships in the Synthetic Neurobiology group, she is building from extensive experience in connection-building, operations, writing, and communications to coordinate a diversity of for-profit, non-profit, and academic alliances. Past organizations she's worked with include Emerald Therapeutics, SkyPhrase (acq by Yahoo 11/2013), ONE-Nano, InvivoKines, SENS Research Foundation, Foresight Nanotech Institute, Stanford University, Innovations Academy, and A-Life Medical. Desiree aims to precisely leverage true-value connections between world-class scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, investors, and students to actualize the full potential in emerging technologies. Desiree has occasionally expounded on the gritty nuances necessary to achieve truly innovative success through mediums and venues such as NewSpace 2012, NASA-Ames, CNBC, AP Wire, TEDx and BIL. In her spare time, she's survived two Tough Mudders, written a crazy-short foreword to Nanotech For Dummies, won a San Diego Mensa No Limit Hold Em Poker tourney, and serves as a mentor for the Thiel Foundation.