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Natasha Bowman

VP of Human Resources, Synthetic Genomics

Natasha O. Bowman joined Synthetic Genomics in 2012 and was promoted to vice president in 2014. The La Jolla-based company makes of synthetic biological solutions to sustainability. Bowman formerly worked at Pfizer for more than five years, Acadia Pharmaceuticals for more than three years, and Althea Technologies, where she was senior director of human resources, for two years. Bowman has worked in human resources in companies whose sizes run the gamut from Fortune 500 to midsize to small startups. She was the winner of the 2017 Athena Pinnacle Award in life sciences for mentoring other women in the workplace.

ALMA MATER: San Diego State University

AFTER HOURS: She is an accomplished violinist.

VOLUNTEER WORK: She is on the board of the Girl Scouts San Diego.