Lindsay D’Ambrosio Ryan is Venture Development Director for the University System of Maryland, which coordinates among 12 public institutions and 3 regional higher education centers throughout Maryland. Lindsay leverages the collective expertise and resources of the System to provide even more support for innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic development throughout the System and State. Previously, she was the Founding Manager of Harbor Launch at IMET, a business incubator within a University System of Maryland research institute in Baltimore, Maryland. Lindsay began her career at the National Science Foundation, leading program assessment and communications for the Small Business Innovation Research program and assisting with other innovation programs such as I-CorpsTM. Lindsay received a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Maryland - College Park in 2009 and an M.S. from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in 2011 studying Marine Microbiology.