Stephanie Michelsen



MSc. Engineering in Biotechnology, The Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

BSc. Biotechnology, The University of Copenhagen (UCPH)


Stephanie is born in Denmark, grew up in Sweden and moved to the Bay Area, CA in 2011. She

has since spent time in between Denmark and the US while completing her studies. She holds a

BSc. Biotechnology (The University of Copenhagen, Denmark) & a MSc. Engineering in

Biotechnology (The Technical University of Denmark). During her undergraduate degree she

spent a semester abroad on exchange at The University of British Columbia, Canada. Stephanie

is very entrepreneurially driven, she has participated in various extracurricular activities

throughout academia (Ex. Board member @ Synapse - Life Science Connect: a student-driven

organization focused on bridging academia and industry, Gold-medal winner iGEM (“The world

championship in synthetic biology”) 2018, Fellow of the first cohort of The International

Innovation Program (2iP) hosted by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and more. Throughout her

studies she held various internships and part time roles in biotechnology companies &

startups (Ex. LakePharma, BioPorto, Juvena Therapeutics, SynBioBeta, Wild Earth & more).

Stephanie is mission-driven, motivated & has a go-getter attitude. The biggest life goal for

Stephanie is to do her part to try to make the world a better place than how she found it, through

impact entrepreneurship, building a successful business and building an all-star team.

Free Time:

In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with friends and family, and loves to go on

nature walks and hikes with her Weimaraner dog, Billy. She also enjoys being creative with art,

crochet or other fun DIY projects. Her favorite foods are Mexican, Japanese and Danish


    Stephanie Michelsen