Ivy’s career has focused on accelerating emerging technology from the lab to market in both the public and private sectors. Currently, she is the Executive Director for Corporate Affairs for IDbyDNA, a venture-backed metagenomics company. She has held numerous roles in the public and private sector, including as VP for Government Programs at a publicly traded biotech, the Executive Director of the Utah Science, Technology and Research Initiative and a Science and Technology Program Manager for the Department of the Navy. She has been recognized for her service to the nation and the community with the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the Fed100, and the Pathfinder Award. Ivy has a PhD in Neuroscience from Georgetown University, an MS in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University and a BA in Biology from Smith College. She serves on the Board of Girl Scouts of Utah and coaches youth soccer.