Innovation Activation Specialist
Ro is the Innovation Activation Specialist for Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS South San Francisco. In this role, In this role, she supports and builds the JLABS brand in the Bay Area through innovative community engagement, creating programs that foster the local entrepreneur ecosystem and through internal and external communications.
Before JLABS, Ro was the Events Manager at Degreed, a high-growth edtech startup, where she built their events and marketing strategy and was responsible for increasing brand awareness, influencing sales wins, strengthening client and partner relationships and delivering quality content. She led and produced their third-party events, conferences, tradeshows, speaking engagements, workshops and networking receptions. In addition, she created and launched the company’s annual thought leadership conference and U.S. regional workshops focused on L&D and digital technology. Previously, Ro spent a few years managing fundraising events in NYC at research-focused nonprofit organizations including Foundation Fighting Blindness, Lymphoma Research Foundation and DebRA of America.
She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.