We’re thrilled to share that Naomi Penfold, PhD has joined us as ASAPbio’s new Associate Director, starting today! In this capacity, Naomi will manage and grow the community of ASAPbio ambassadors, create resources to enable advocacy for (and education about) preprints, and drive discussions on best practices. The position is supported by ASAPbio’s newly-formed Member Advisory Group.
After her PhD in Clinical Biochemistry in Cambridge University, Naomi joined eLife, where she most recently served as Innovation Officer. In that capacity, she built a community around technological innovation for open science, supported the eLife Reproducible Document Stack, managed eLife Labs, and convened an Innovation Sprint for 50 participants that advanced a dozen projects. She’s also managed the Early-career advisory group, coordinated the annual assembly of over 100 eLife editors, and produced and edited numerous webinars and blog posts.
Along with her passion for advancing open science, Naomi brings a wealth of experience in community organizing, event production, and project management to ASAPbio. Please join us in welcoming her to the team!