Jennifer O’Donnell

Jennifer O’Donnell

Position: Member of Governance Committee

Date of appointment: July 1, 2017

Education: B.Sc. in Biochemistry (Dalhousie University) in 2000 and an M.Sc. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Dalhousie University) in 2003.

Experience: As a Pre-commercialization Development Officer with BioNB, Jennifer helps translate science and technology into business opportunities by working directly with researchers and startups.  She also evaluates key industry trends across New Brunswick to inform economic development stakeholders and policy-makers.  Prior to life at a non-profit, Jennifer worked at several early-stage biotech companies where she specialized in genomics and agricultural technologies.

Behind the Scenes: Jennifer grew up in Atlantic Canada and is one of downtown Fredericton’s newest and proudest homeowners.  Jennifer loves a good adventure, whether it is close to home or further afield, and enjoys the opportunity to learn about local history, food and genealogy whenever she can.

Jennifer on NBCC: New Brunswick is home to a remarkable collection of assets, from our people, our post-secondary institutions to our natural resource industries and tradition of entrepreneurship.  As a Governor at NBCC, I look forward to contributing to further alignment of these resources and making New Brunswick an even better place to live and work.