Dr. Alegria has served as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of APIE Therapeutics, a preclinical stage pharmaceutical company, since 2020. Dr. Alegria was recommended to the Nominating and Governance Committee for her initial election to the Company’s Board by a third-party search firm. From 2016 to 2020, Dr. Alegria served as the President and Senior Executive Advisor at Catalyst Excel & Advance, an advisory firm providing operational guidance to senior executives working to launch new pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies. From 2005 to 2015, Dr. Alegria held positions of increasing responsibility at Biogen, Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing, where she was responsible for the company’s successful manufacturing operations in Denmark, Massachusetts and North Carolina. Prior to 2005, Dr. Alegria held positions at Banner Pharmacaps, Inc. and Wyeth LLC. Since 2021, Dr. Alegria has served as a director and member of the Audit and Corporate Governance committees of AVID Bioservices, Inc.