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Susanne Cappendijk

Susanne is a broad, strategic, creative, and visionary thinker. She poses questions in the context of the “big picture” and what the potential impact may be on the entire organization or system, and not just in the context of her own personal situation. 

As an entrepreneur and a neuroscientist Susanne helps start-up companies and creators to develop and launch innovative life sciences commercialization projects. She is also a seasoned strategic financial leader and co-founder of a successful, private software company, Genivia, Inc. 

Susanne’s unique and diverse skillset, combined with her can-do and make-it-happen-now attitude takes her well beyond normal professional activities.Her skills are exemplified by her community leadership with various business incubators and non-profit organizations. Passionate about science, business building leadership, and economic community development, Susanne designs innovative STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics) curricula infused with principles of Art; STEAM for K-14 students and beyond.

In April 2017, Susanne founded EDsnaps, -Educational Snapshots –a nonprofit organization that inspires and empowers underserved female-identifying students to become exceptional global STEM community leaders through hands-on experiences and exposure to real-world snapshots of life-changing STEM career possibilities. EDsnaps currently offers educational STEM Programs in the Bronx and Washington Heights, NY.  Susanne holds a BS in Biology, Utrecht University, a PhD in Pharmacology, Erasmus Medical University in Rotterdam. She also received an MBA from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.