Jennie Starr

Executive Director and Founder at Tarbuton & Startup 18

Jennie is a seasoned lawyer and product manager

 and active member of San Diego's life science community. She founded and chairs the Women in Biotech (WIB) MAPS, Mentors, Advisors and Peers group for Southern California. Jennie practiced law and lead sales and product teams at Lexis-Nexis, Gateway, and startups

 MusicMatch (sold to Yahoo) and MedUnite (sold to ProxyMed). Her community and philanthropic work includes founding Tarbuton, a 501c3, which supports grassroots Jewish and Israeli initiatives through a Jewish engagement Lab and educator awards. Jennie is also

 an active member of San Diego's AIPAC council. Jennie has a BA from Northwestern University, MA from the University of Illinois, and a JD from Washington University in St. Louis. She is an avid runner and lives in San Diego with her husband and two teens.