Jackie joined gener8tor after working for several years as a research scientist and lab manager. Her research focused on developing novel technologies to solve environmental challenges and protect public health. During this time, Jackie learned to balance multiple projects, work with various collaborators, become a successful mentor, and communicate her scientific results effectively to different audiences. She also founded her own biotech startup and participated in one of gener8tor’s accelerators back in 2016! As a scientist, project manager, entrepreneur, educator and now Director of the gBETA Medtech program, Jackie enjoys building strong relationships with key stakeholders and helping founders successfully bring innovative technologies to the Healthcare sector.
A Colombian-American, Jackie was born in New York City and spent her teenage years in Bogota, Colombia. Jackie got her BS in Chemistry from Temple University and a PhD in Environmental Chemistry and Technology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.