Alumni for Alumni - San Francisco Event as iCalendar

02 October 2017

Web Banner Iorns

Join us to hear from Kiwi alumna - Elizabeth Iorns, CEO and Founder of Science Exchange. Based in Silicon Valley, Science Exchange provides a platform for researchers to access the world’s leading scientific expertise and most innovative technologies to advance global research. Elizabeth will have a fireside chat on the night with Alumni Relations and Development Director Mark Bentley.  

This is the second San Francisco Stories event in our “Alumni for Alumni” series to hit California, where you can hear first-hand from fellow Auckland graduates doing great things out in the world.  Thanks to our friends at Nextdoor for providing the venue.

Come along and be inspired!

Light snacks and beverages will be served.  We are delighted to have complimentary New Zealand wine for the evening supplied by Wither Hills.

Register here by 29 September and let us know if you’ve got any questions that you’d like Elizabeth to answer.


Meet Elizabeth Iorns

Elizabeth holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Auckland and a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the Institute of Cancer Research (UK). In addition to heading up Science Exchange, she is also Co-Director of the Reproducibility Initiative, and is a part-time partner at Y Combinator. Elizabeth has received a range of honours and recognition, including the Kauffman Foundation Emerging Entrepreneur Award, one of Nature Magazine’s ‘Ten People Who Mattered’, and one of WIRED’s '50 Women Who Are Changing The World'.


Event organiser

Gia Punjabi (C.A., BCom/BSc)

Email: mob: 415-619-4292

As San Francisco’s Volunteer Alumni Coordinator, Gia looks forward to meeting alumni and friends based in the area. Make sure you also stay up to date with our activities and events in the region and join the San Francisco Facebook group!


South Bay Drinks

If you can’t make it to hear Elizabeth, why not pop along to our South Bay Drinks event on Friday 29th September. Our Director Mark will be hosting alumni for laid-back catch ups, conversations and casual drinks. Event details and a link to register can be found here