Srikant Iyer, PhD

Director of Workforce Development and Education Partnerships

Srikant joined Life Science Washington in January 2023 as the Director of Workforce Development and Education Partnerships. Along with the CEO, Srikant works to develop and drive and align programming and partnerships that nurtures and cultivates a diverse STEM workforce ecosystem to support the growing life sciences industry in Washington. He liaises with industry, colleges, universities, non-profits, and LSW partners throughout the state and nationally to support diverse and underserved communities.

Srikant strongly believes that a diverse workforce is the key to innovation and has extensive experience in building capacity on an individual and organizational level to strive for inclusion and belonging within the STEM ecosystem. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Cornell University and pivoted to workforce development and solutions and utilized an evidence-based and data-centric approach to drive equity and inclusion within the STEM ecosystem.

Srikant loves Olympic lifting, hiking, and traveling.