Edie drives strategy and manage the day-to-day implementation of MassBio’s on-going initiative to improve diversity and inclusion throughout the life sciences industry. She serves as a resource and liaise with members, partners and all stakeholders within our community who share in the purpose of advancing an inclusive workplace environment. She also assists members with shifting mindset and “reframing the narrative” of diversity through education, outreach, and advocacy.
Prior to joining MassBio, Edie was the Marketing Director for We Are Allies, a nonprofit organization focused on fighting the stigma of opioid addiction, driving policy, and increasing Narcan bystander access and training. At ClinEdge, a clinical research agency, she was the Director of Patient Recruitment & Retention Strategies.
Edie started her professional career in sports and entertainment with positions at US99 FM Radio, Gatorade and ESPN. This journey took her on assignments and projects across the U.S. as well as in Mexico, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and South Africa. Transitioning to the business sector, she has also worked in communication, marketing and business development roles at Philip Morris, Lawyers Weekly, Nutter LLP and the Boston Business Journal. As a former Adjunct Professor at Emerson College, she taught Marketing Research.
Edie has served as a Marketing Advisor for the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education and as an appointed Board Member on the Belmont Human Rights Commission. She is currently on the J1 Advisory Board at the Irish International Immigrant Center and supports awareness campaigns for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of Illinois. Edie earned a B.S. in Communications from Illinois State University and a M.S. in International Relations from Boston College.