Natalie Ma is a technologist and entrepreneur with experience developing commercial strategy for small startups to large pharmaceutical organizations and expertise ranging from molecular biology to ecology. After obtaining a B.S. in Environmental Science studying the decline of tropical marine habitats, she pursued a PhD at Yale in synthetic biology where she developed genetic barriers between engineered and natural organisms for environmental and medical applications. Post-PhD, she traveled around the world for a year, then joined ClearView Healthcare Partners to help guide commercial development of therapies in neurology, oncology, and rare diseases.
In her free time, Natalie pursues projects seeking to launch humankind into permanent space settlement and to understand the interplay between biological breakthroughs and global security, as well as cultivating a passion for foraged and wild food.