Karen Katz, JD
Director, FoCUS Project
Ms. Katz joins the NEWDIGS team as Director of the FoCUS Project. Prior to joining NEWDIGS, she was Director, Intellectual Property Programs, Suffolk University Law School where she developed on-line educational programming, conducted public and academic conferences, and created a masters level degree focused on the biopharma industry.
Ms. Katz practiced law at Hale & Dorr, Crowell & Moring and was in-house counsel at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, DC. She presently serves on the board of Addgene. She obtained her law degree from Boston University School of Law where she was on the law review and clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Azrina Azhar, MS, MPA
Operations Manager, NEWDIGS
Ms. Azhar joins the NEWDIGS team as Operations Manager. She has over 10 years of experience in private equity, sustainable development, public administration, and nonprofit management across Asia and the US. She earned her Masters in Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley and Masters in Public Administration and International Development from Harvard University.