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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

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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2013 World Food Prize Laureate Praises Ag Biotech; Supports GMO Science

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“As a plant scientist, neither I nor my fellow 2013 World Food Prize laureates, Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton and Dr. Robert T. Fraley, anticipated the resistance to genetic modification and biotechnology.” – Dr. Mac Van Montagu, founder and chairman of the Institute of Plant Biotechnology Outreach at Ghent University in Belgium. Dr. Marc Van Montagu, winner of the 2013 World Prize, recently wrote a commendable op-ed arguing how a lack of acceptance surrounding Genetically Modified Organisms Read More >

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Prominent Washington State Newspapers Urge NO on Initiative 522

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The Seattle Times, The Columbian, The News Tribune and The Daily Herald are just a few of Washington state’s leading publications urging voters to check no on the upcoming state ballot Initiative 522, requiring labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs), seeds and seed products sold in Washington. With the voting on ballot Initiative 522 nearing a close, the Vote No on 522 site did a wonderful job of compiling top quotes of notable Washington state Read More >

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