Stacey York serves as the Senior Director of Professional Development and Workforce Readiness. Within this role she builds out critical professional and leadership trainings for Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program students, develops trainings and curricula for Knight Campus Bioengineering doctoral students, and works with the broader Knight Campus and UO community on STEM training opportunities. She is co-PI and Knight Campus lead for the NSF grant Oregon Pathways to Industrial Research Careers.
Prior to joining the UO in 2014, Stacey was a principal scientist for an upstream innovation group at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Worldwide. She developed sustainable surfactant and polymer technologies for brands such as Neutrogena, Aveeno, Clean & Clear and Johnson’s Baby.
Stacey holds a PhD in Polymer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi, where her research focused on the development of polymers for gene delivery and cell growth applications.