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Maria Welsh, MS, PMP

Project Manager, Biotechnology Crop Commercialization
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As a project manager for the Biotechnology Crop Commercialization Center, Maria Welsh is responsible for managing established projects and assists in development and funding new crop improvement projects that add value to the agricultural economy of North Carolina.

Before joining NCBiotech, she managed a multi-million biofuel project at North Carolina State University. Her experience also includes basic university research, applied research in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries and being an entrepreneur. 

Maria holds a BS degree in Microbiology from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, an MS degree in Botany from University of Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland, and a certification as a project management professional.