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Operations and Program Manager

KickStart Venture Services

Mailing Address:
109 Church St., CB 4105
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Office Location:
2260 Genome Sciences Building
250 Bell Tower Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Judy joined KickStart Venture Services in April 2020, where she supports the launch and growth of UNC-Chapel Hill’s startups. She also supports the operations of the KickStart Accelerator, the first dedicated wet lab space for early-stage life science companies in Chapel Hill. Judy previously led the investor engagement, business development and operations for AVnovum Therapeutics, one of the University of Chicago’s founding biotech ventures. With more than 10 years of academic and industry experience, she has worked with a number of government, academic and industry-based stakeholders to create commercialization and research partnerships. Judy holds a doctorate in behavioral neuroscience from McGill University and is one of the Global Biotechnology Revolution’s Top 100 Leaders of Tomorrow.

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