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Caitlin Kennedy

Caitlin Kennedy is a Manager in BIO’s Communications Department. She is a long-time native of the Washington, D.C. area and has worked at BIO since 2009.

Caitlin graduated the University of Delaware, where she studied Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Veterinary Medicine. Caitlin has worked at such organizations as The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Communications and Quinn, Gillespie & Associates, Public Affairs.

What Caitlin likes best about BIO is working to bring awareness to the most recent and innovative therapies that can help save the lives of patients while bringing down the costs of health care.

She spends her free time working out to Shaun T’s Fitness DVDs, enjoying Jonah Hill’s authoritative guidance in the epicurean delights, and going on adventures with her dogs Murphy and Seamus.

Latest Posts

Washington State Voters Rightly Reject I-522 Food Labeling Proposal

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False Scare Tactics Fail to Deter Voters As noted on the Washington state general election page, results revealed that 45.16% of voters were in favor of the initiative, while 54.84% of voters rejected the initiative, thus ending one of the most historically expensive battles over a state mandate. If enacted, Initiative 522 would have required the labeling of genetically engineered foods, as defined in the measure, on the packaging of raw agricultural commodities, processed foods, Read More >

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“Claims vs. Facts,” TV Ads Expose the Truths Behind I-522”

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Come time November 6th, the Washington state ballot will be officially closed to voters and a ruling on I-522 will have been formally decided.  To provide Washington State voters with a distinct view into the recent initiative requiring the labeling of Genetically Engineered (GE) foods or foods containing GE ingredients, the NO on 522 campaign launched a television ad campaign clarifying the reality behind I-522.  Their messaging is clear, concise and accurate, “522 would burden farmers, Read More >

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BIO Moderates Discussion on Important Industrial & Environmental Issues

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On Wednesday, October 30th, OurEnergyPolicy.org began hosting a discussion on the blend wall and the Renewable Fuel Standard, moderated by BIO’s Dr. Matt Carr, Managing Director, Policy, and Industrial & Environmental. BIO has been working with this independent group to increase robust participation in the discussion and encourages not only BIO’s member companies to participate but additional parties, expert on the topic, to submit comments as well. This is an opportunity for stakeholders in the RFS to Read More >

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Renewable Chemicals and Biobased Consumer Products Featured at BIO’s 2013 Pacific Rim Summit

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The Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO)’s 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Biotechnology and Bioenergy will be showcasing several inimitable presentations on the use of renewable chemicals to replace petroleum chemicals to meet rapidly growing consumer demand for environmentally healthy products.  This year’s summit will be co-organized by BIOCOM and held in San Diego, California from December 8-11, 2013 at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter. In a recent press release, BIO announced that the Pacific Rim Summit will offer a Read More >

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Washington State Initiative 522 Losing Momentum and Losing Standing with Voters

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“Its air leaking, I-522′s balloon is going flat” With November 5 rapidly approaching the voters of Washington State, residents are being faced with a contentious piece of legislation on this year’s ballot. Washington State I-522 will require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods and food with GE ingredients beginning in 2015. Supported by robust scientific analysis, GE crops have been found to be as safe or safer than conventional as well as organic crops to Read More >

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