Jill holds a doctorate in medicinal chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has over 17 years of scientific and strategic marketing expertise. After moving to San Diego to pursue a postdoctoral position in neuroscience, she migrated into biotech and transitioned from the lab to business development and marketing. She has served in strategic marketing roles at numerous biotechnology companies covering a range of applications including immunoassays, bioreagents, biomarker discovery, diagnostics, and next-generation sequencing. At Audacity, Jill has provided strategic branding and scientific expertise to drive commercial success for a multitude of life science, diagnostic, medical device, biopharma, and consumer genomics brands. In her free time, Jill loves aerial yoga and running — and she does quite a bit of running to keep up with her rambunctious 3 and 5-year-old boys.
Ella brings 14 years of experience and creative expertise in the life science and health industry. She studied graphic design and advertising at Parsons School of Design in New York City and earned her Master of Fine Arts from Tbilisi State University. Prior to joining Audacity, Ella held roles at FCB New York (formerly Draft FCB) and Ogilvy & Mather, both renowned global advertising networks, where she pioneered creative strategies for noteworthy biotech and pharmaceutical clients such as Roche, Novartis, Teva Oncology, Wyeth, Johnson & Johnson, and Genentech. Her presence on the team reinforces Audacity’s commitment to providing intimate, measurable, and meaningful brand experiences that deliver creative excellence to all clients.
Jeremy has more than 8 years of experience conducting market research for health and science brands. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Princeton University and has been a member of the Audacity team since its infancy. He has considerable experience managing and executing a wide array of market research projects including brand equity studies, brand tracking, and product/service naming research. He has worked with brands including Quest Diagnostics, Medtronic, Illumina, Sigma Aldrich, Luminex, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and 23andMe. In his spare time, he enjoys a good fantasy novel and blogging about films (the good, the bad, and the travesties).
Kristen earned a master of business administration from the University of San Diego and specializes in strategic branding and management. She also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential. Prior to working for Audacity, Kristen was the marketing director for seven years at an international project management training company where she managed a highly complex integrated multimedia marketing approach with both strategic direction and tactical implementation. Kristen has significant experience in marketing, project management, and finance. She is originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, where she was born on a very cold day in January (-50° F) along with her twin brother.
Anna has more than 13 years of marketing and advertising experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. She is originally from the East Coast where she managed US and Global launches for myriad therapeutic areas at Forest Laboratories and Bristol-Myers Squibb. She also led accounts at global advertising agencies including FCB New York and Rosetta Marketing. Anna now brings her integrated account management perspective to the West Coast. She uses her unique experience on both the agency and client sides to develop and execute advertising programs that are tailored to her client's unique needs. Outside of work, Anna is a big foodie who loves to travel and is always taking hiking recommendations.
Brandon is a digital marketing strategy professional with more than 13 years of experience. He’s well versed in the core disciplines of digital marketing, with direct experience in web development, SEO, Paid Media and Conversion Rate Optimization. This experience has allowed Brandon to plan and execute digital marketing strategies to help clients across medical devices, diagnostics, pharmaceutical, research and even consumer goods industries maximize value from their brands and products. At Audacity, Brandon provides a close partnership with clients, alignment of stakeholders, and development and execution of strategies that drive business growth.
Cindy conducts research that informs business decisions and brand strategy. Using data from both primary and secondary sources, she provides insights that guide initial strategy as well as insights that validate creative and strategic output. She has worked on marketing research projects for life science clients including Beckman Coulter, Luminex, Medtronic, Foundation Medicine, and Quest Diagnostics. Prior to joining Audacity, Cindy worked as a research assistant at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and interned with the New-York Historical Society’s Communications Department. She graduated from Harvard University in 2014 with a BA in Social Studies and a minor in Global Health and Health Policy.
Ericka is responsible for ensuring a smooth and positive project experience for our valued clients. She takes ownership from the start and partners with her clients as the sole communicator, planner, and project manager between teams while seeing projects through to fruition. Prior to joining Audacity, Ericka was an Account Manager for the global marketing agency, Amobee, managing a top performing portfolio of industry leaders including eHarmony, Nestle, and Uber. She has developed, conceptualized, and executed comprehensive omni-channel marketing initiatives while fostering strong client relationships. She brings her well-rounded marketing experience, go-getter attitude, and passion for helping others to the Audacity team. When not at work, Ericka loves being active outdoors, traveling to new places, and of course eating great food along the way.
Monica helps lead the creative team at Audacity in developing marketing campaigns, brand refreshes, and conceptual ideations. In her previous corporate designer life, she followed the brand guidelines to a T for clients including Healthyroads, ADP, and Nordstrom. She does a little bit of everything including concepting, designing, photographing, image retouching, developing brand voices, sourcing materials, planning out showroom spaces, physically making hard-bound books, gluing things, cutting things, planning budgets, etc. Suffice it to say, whatever needs to get done, she’ll figure out how to do it. Monica loves listening to Johnnyswim, and she is slightly obsessed with Adele. When she is not working, you can find Monica running outdoors, practicing yoga, hand-lettering on napkins, or eating pizza. Because let's be honest, pizza is life.
Taichi is in charge of creating and producing high-impact graphics for a variety of touchpoints including web, sales material, presentations, advertising, direct mail, corporate identity, standards manuals, and illustrations. Originally from Nagoya, Japan, he has been living in the United States since 2000. He graduated from San Diego State University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design.
Laila has been honing her artistic skills since childhood. She refined her craft at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Laila’s background includes a full range of designing, marketing, and branding for a diverse list of companies. She created licensed costume designs for international distribution for Marvel, DC Comics, Lucasfilm Ltd, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Tokidoki, and more. She created full activewear collections and branding strategies for LeeMarc Industries, and textile design at Garreau Designs Studio for high-end labels. One of her designs graced the runway for Gottex Swim at Gran Canaria Swimwear Fashion Week in 2016. Laila’s thought process, aesthetics, illustration, and technical skills have easily translated into the life science and health industries, and she is excited to be working in a more fulfilling field. She brings to the team out-of-the-box thinking and dedicated care with every project.
Halle holds a bachelor's degree in advertising/public relations and is fulfilling her dreams of working at an agency. She assists the Audacity account team on all day-to-day tasks, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. Halle is a California native but spent ten years of her life in the Midwest. Before joining Audacity, she helped to grow a tech software startup in San Diego. In her spare time, you can find Halle attending barre or spin classes, brunching with friends, or trying to break her personal 47-second record for completing a New York Times mini crossword puzzle.
Isaac holds a Bachelor of Science in business marketing from Chico State University, where he also played on the Men’s Soccer team. His background not only prepared him to manage projects from idea to completion, but also to lead with his positive energy and willingness to always go the extra mile for the team. Prior to joining Audacity, Isaac worked for a global IT staffing and services agency as a Vendor Management Office Account Manager, servicing a portfolio of clients including Illumina, Qualcomm, Herbalife, and Sony. In his free time, Isaac enjoys being outdoors and discovering new and unique restaurants.
Veronica’s expertise is in building and enhancing powerful, emotive brands across the healthcare landscape. Most recently, she worked at Myriad Genetics marketing both the Foresight Carrier Screen as well as the Complete digital workflow solution. Prior to that, Veronica worked at Egon Zehnder, a global leadership advisory firm, where she partnered with a range of medical device, diagnostics, and biotech companies. She has a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Washington and Lee University and brings several years of product marketing, brand management, market development, and market research experience to Audacity. In her spare time, she enjoys trying her hand at new cuisines and surfing.
Allie is an experienced media specialist in the areas of strategy, planning, and execution. She assists the Digital Marketing team in developing campaigns for clients and managing vendor relationships. Prior to joining Audacity, Allie ensured flawless execution of holistic and integrated media plans at the local agency, VITRO. Her previous client experience ranges from Toyo Tires, UC San Diego Health, and the USS Midway Museum. When she’s not working, you can find Allie enjoying the San Diego weather at the beach, checking out a new brewery, or baking treats for her friends and family (but mostly for herself).
Gillian brings several years of experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry leading strategic marketing efforts to evaluate brand profiles. She has worked in a variety of roles, including managing pharmaceutical product launches, healthcare analytics, business development, and brand management. Prior to joining Audacity, Gillian was a marketing manager in the women’s health space implementing high-impact messages directed to patients and healthcare providers. Gillian earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University – Fox School of Business and Management. In her free time, Gillian loves getting outdoors and enjoys long scenic bike rides.
James is a copywriter. His professional goal is to express complicated ideas simply. His unprofessional goal is to make himself laugh while doing it. He studied English and Philosophy at the University of Toronto, where he learned to transcend sleep and survive off of grilled cheese. Desperate for employable skills, he continued on to Humber College to study Advertising Copywriting. He has worked on public health campaigns for local, state, and federal government agencies, such as the Vermont Department of Health, California Department of Public Health, and the FDA. His current goal is revenge, and he won't stop until he gets it.
From former Speech-Language Pathologist to creative copywriter, words were always part of Juli’s story. Whether she worked with a newborn or centenarian, Juli focused on the heart of communication: connection. And that connection translates to words on the page as she brings her knowledge of the healthcare space to copy for brands that are making a difference in peoples’ lives. Juli holds a degree in Cognitive Science and loves to nerd out by finding creative solutions backed by psychology and linguistic principles. And when not having fun at Audacity, you’ll find her either writing her next children’s book or rock climbing around San Diego.
Kevin has 10+ years of experience in marketing and advertising on both the agency and publisher sides of the industry. In this time, he has managed multiple digital media campaigns with a range of budgets. Before joining Audacity, Kevin spent most of his career working for non-profits, like AARP, and managing paid campaigns for brands, like Wyndham Hotels and New York Life Insurance. Kevin uses his skills with Audacity to start, launch, optimize, and manage Audacity’s client’s paid media campaigns. In his free time, he enjoys running, hiking, catching up on the latest geek culture media, and chasing local electronic dance music.
Sydney brings several years of experience managing marketing and product launch efforts in the pharmaceutical and device industries. She has worked in a variety of roles, from HR to brand strategy to marketing operations, and leverages her broad experience to build and manage powerful brands from the ground up. After receiving her initial degree in integrative physiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, she went on to receive her MBA with a concentration in Marketing from the University of San Francisco, School of Management. She enjoys spending her free time being outdoors, lifting weights, and hanging with her French Bulldog.
Yoanne holds a doctorate in neurodevelopment and molecular biology and has several years of experience working in the life science and pharmaceutical industry. After pursuing a postdoctoral position at the Oregon Health and Science University, Yoanne traded in her lab coat to help grow early-stage biotech startups. She brings expertise from a variety of roles, including sales, customer experience, product development, content development, and marketing. When not having fun translating complex science into impactful brands, you’ll find Yoanne traveling the world or preparing for her next trip.
Kate earned her doctorate in medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology from Purdue University and has several years of scientific marketing experience. After pursuing a postdoctoral research position at Oregon Health and Science University, she transitioned to the field of laboratory diagnostics, where she combined clinical observation with published research findings to create and develop innovative functional medicine test profiles used by practitioners around the globe. Kate is passionate about science communication, especially when it comes to translating gory biochemistry into simple, compelling language that can be easily understood by diverse audiences.
Kate loves playing board games with her husband and 10-year old twin boys, running with her two rescue dogs, exploring the gorgeous Pacific Northwest, taking long bubble baths at the end of the day, and reading whenever possible.
Tristan is Audacity’s resident user experience expert with five years of experience leading UX design for large-scale web and application interfaces. He has designed for user experiences across numerous industries and verticals and is most passionate about solving complex problems. At Audacity, Tristan leads digital engagements and specializes at all touchpoints of the user experience including wireframes, prototypes, design systems, user testing, and information architecture. He graduated from the University of Southern California (Fight On!) with a BA in Graphic Design and has worked with high profile brands including WWE, Lifetime Brands, and Procter & Gamble. In his free time, Tristan loves to practice speaking Italian and cook the perfect carbonara.
As an inherent creative, Meleah has been fortunate to have spent the last ten years growing in a career that does not feel like work. She earned her degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, and has since been crafting graphic and visual design solutions for a variety of industries. You can spot her work on luxury cruise lines, professional athletes, in five-star restaurants, international airports, upscale hotels, and world-renowned hospitals. Meleah thrives independently and collaboratively and is excited to be part of a team that helps turn each other’s creative wheels. She competes only with the person she was yesterday and knows that success is certain when everyone climbs together. When not over-analyzing the typography in movie credits, you can find her at the dog park.
Randy is a Visual Designer with over ten years of experience spanning in-house design, agencies, and freelance for digital and printed media. He works with brands large and small to create an indelible impact on their audiences using compelling storytelling and thoughtful design to promote brand growth, continuity, and resonance. He grew up in the action sports world embracing the outdoors and has developed a passion for protecting our environment. He lives by the motto "protect what you love."
Romain leads engineering, product, and design teams to make each project a success. With more than 15 years of coding experience and product management, Romain served in leadership and operational roles for various industries between USA and Europe. His degree from Epitech (European Institute of Technology) — an intensive, project-oriented course with a strong focus on group work, agility, and operational results — gave him an advantage for his young career. As the Chief Technology Officer for Audacity, Romain has built many award-winning websites for the health and science industry.
Miles is a cockapoo (cocker spaniel + poodle mix) who enjoys socializing with clients and lounging in the office. He received his informal education from Collins University with a double major in fuzzy companionship and cuddling. He serves as our alert system for every delivery or person that enters the office.
Nicole earned a Masters degree in organizational communication from Marquette University and specializes in creating HR operations and initiatives at growing firms. She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the Society for Human Resources Management. Nicole is passionate about balancing the need for guardrails within an organization with the goal of making employees' jobs easier, not harder. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Nicole has lived in San Diego for 18 years. In her free time, you will find Nicole on the soccer field or volleyball courts cheering on her two daughters.
Chantalle successfully supports the Audacity account team with any and all tasks. Prior to joining Audacity, Chantalle was an Account Manager at Octagon Sports and Marketing where she worked closely with managing internal and external clients. She is originally from the East Coast with a big heart for the West Coast and is now residing in San Diego. Outside of working at Audacity, you can find her driving scenic routes, reading personal development books, or trying to find the next hot spot for the best tacos and wings. She also has a strong athletic background in tennis and modern dancing. Chantalle believes there is always a solution to any situation.
Kat has a background in Graphic Design and Advertising. She started her career as a production artist at a printing press and has evolved with the industry. Her creative experience spans from small local brands to global packaged goods in both traditional print and digital spaces.
A transplant from Astoria, Queens, Kat is enjoying her new life in California and exploring the west coast but will still root for the NY Mets.
When she isn’t coming up creative solutions you find her dancing salsa, playing soccer, attempting a yoga pose, or practicing never-improving Spanish. Qué lástima… 🙂
Alex is an experienced marketing and advertising specialist with over 9+ years working on both the agency and publisher side. Prior to joining Audacity, Alex spent a significant amount of her career working for the non-profit AARP in the paid media space. Her previous client experience ranges from Avis Budget Group, Hilton Hotel Group, Lowe’s Home Improvement and Target. She prides herself on organization and data driven results, which she will utilize in her new role at Audacity. When she is not working, you can find her testing new recipes in the kitchen, binge watching her favorite show – Big Bang Theory and hiking (if it’s not cold).
Throughout a circuitous career journey spanning over a decade, Syeda is grateful to have had rich experiences on many sides of the healthcare world, including medical/marketing content development and design on the biotech/medical device client side, market research and brand strategy on the agency side, and clinical research involving direct patient care on the provider side.
She studied communications, fine art, and premedical sciences at Northeastern University, information and graphic design at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, and completed the premedical post-baccalaureate program at Harvard University.
Informed by her diverse professional and educational background, she has advised Fortune 500 healthcare clients’ brand strategies in oncology, infectious disease, anesthesia, neurology, rare disease, and diagnostics.
Negar brings several years of research and project management experience in public health science and the medical device industry. She is a graduate student at the University of Maryland School of Public Health expanding her knowledge of health systems and healthcare delivery in a wide variety of care delivery settings. Negar enjoys traveling, trying new recipes, and reading. She is from Tehran, Iran and was born on a very cold winter along with her twin brother.
Nikki brings 14 years of diverse and deep experience in design and creative across industries from consumer products to B2B technology. She holds a BS degree in graphic design from San Jose State University and received her MFA in Advertising from San Francisco Academy of Art. Prior to joining Audacity, Nikki held creative roles in design, advertising, technology, real estate and healthcare companies. She was nominated for a Silicon Valley Business Journal 40 under 40 award for her stellar performance and leadership in 2019. Nikki strives to continually expand her skill set and take on new challenges. She enjoys the responsibility of multi-tasking on various aspects of design and marketing assignments. Outside of working at Audacity, you can find her driving scenic routes, running and skiing during winter season.
Nicole holds a Masters in Immunology and doctorate in Quantitative and Systems Biology with an emphasis in stem cell biology and cardiovascular tissue engineering. Combining her prior marketing and sales experience with a fervent love of science, she assumed roles in product management and applications in cellular therapeutics and human healthcare diagnostic fields. Her expertise includes developing collaborations towards new applications, technical troubleshooting and excellent customer service.
When not traveling or taking up a new hobby, Nicole spends time painting, dancing or gardening with her ten year old daughter. Her current goal is launching her fitness and nutrition coach endeavors.