Heather Bowerman, a graduate of UC Berkeley Bioengineering (B.S. ’05), has been appointed by the White House as an Associate in the Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP).
She will focus on a new science policy initiative for “Startup America,” a national campaign to promote high-growth entrepreneurship across the country. Startup America is designed to help encourage private sector investment in job-creating startups and small firms, accelerate research, and address barriers to success for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
In February 2011, Heather accepted the Technology Award from the Kairos Society on the balcony of the New York Stock Exchange when the start-up that she co-founded as a graduate student at Harvard was named a top student-run company in the world. Heather was previously a Harvard Medical School Research Fellow in the Office of Technology Development, a Nanotechnology Teaching Fellow at Harvard University, and a White House Intern in the Office of the Chief of Staff.