Name: Oriana Zoghbi
Location: Boston, USA
Position: North America Sales Director
Hi Oriana! Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am originally Venezuelan-Lebanese, and have lived in Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Germany and the US! I speak 4 languages fluently (English, Spanish, Arabic and French), love to travel, and have a passion for leading ambitious teams!
I’ve been lucky to have a global career leading sales teams and distribution sales networks for various life science, medical device and tech organizations. I’ve gotten to travel to incredible parts of the world to implement ground-breaking medical innovation, and worked on nation-wide adoption of diagnostic & research solutions with government healthcare and NGO agencies in developing countries.
People will say I’m loud and speak very fast; I like to think I’m energetic and dynamic!
What sparked your interest to work with 3D Bioprinting?
CELLINK did! When I first spoke with CELLINK team, I was immediately drawn to the breakthrough innovation, and to the team that was driving it. There is absolutely nothing like 3D printing, especially printing live cells and tissues. And it isn’t the future anymore, it’s here, now, to change the way we conduct medical and scientific research! I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this scientific revolution!
What do you hope to see happen with 3D Bioprinting during your lifetime?
I would love to see a 3D printed heart valve. Someone very special to me has had 2 heart valve transplants in their lifetime, and I would love to be able to see a 3D printed heart valve used in transplant surgeries to facilitate medical care for future cardiac patients.
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
When I considered a career in medicine, I did an internship at a hospital in Venezuela and delivered a baby myself!
What was your dream job as a child?
Pop star, definitely one of the Spice Girls!
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
Read minds 😉