Kristi Budzinski, Green Chemistry & BioPharma Project Manager; Genentech Inc.
Kristi Budzinski joined the Environment, Health, and Safety department as Genentech's first Green BioPharma Project Manager in November 2011. In this role, she is responsible for developing and managing projects that support the Green BioPharma mission of minimizing the environmental impact of Genentech's core scientific, engineering, and manufacturing activities.
Kristi serves as a Roche/Genentech representative on the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable and concurrently leads the biopharma focus group. In this group, she is collaborating on the development of a biologics eco-footprint metric that will quantify the environmental impact of manufacturing a biologic drug.
She received her PhD in Chemistry from the University of Washington and her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is currently the President of the San Francisco chapter of AWIS (Association for Women in Science).