Nancy has worked for Pfizer (through the Wyeth acquisition) since September 2006 as a process engineer in the Specialty BioTechnology Operating Unit. She supports manufacturing of life saving drugs by providing design, implementation, troubleshooting, maintenance guidance, and training for process equipment. Her assignments have ranged from support of the GMP Utilities Group to the Process Engineering Group. Nancy has experience with cell culture, bacteria fermentation, and transgenic processes.
On her Fellowship with GALVmed, Nancy will be supporting a government vaccine laboratory. This assignment includes optimizing production processes, improving production process flow, identifying and addressing potential production issues, and ensuring compliance to quality standards. From her GHF experience, Nancy hopes to learn more about the animal health business and the challenges to manufacturing vaccines in developing countries. Nancy believes she will return from her assignment with a renewed sense of purpose, stronger leadership skills, and a better understanding of Ethiopian culture.
GALVmed is a not-for-profit global alliance of public, private and government partners, protecting livestock and saving human life by making livestock vaccines, diagnostics and medicines accessible and affordable to the millions for whom livestock is a lifeline. With offices in the United Kingdom and Africa, GALVmed is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Department for International Development.