Joyce Kao is an experienced project & program manager with many years of experience managing projects ranging from life science research, community building, web development, and digitalization. Currently, she is a Senior Project Manager at the Innovation Center for Digital Medicine at the University Hospital in Aachen.
Being passionate about open innovation and collaborative communities, Joyce has been at the start of many grassroots Open Science initiatives as a social entrepreneur. Her current endeavor is the Digital Research Academy, where she is a co-founder. DRA is a community-first initiative building a network of trainers that provides training in open science, data literacy, and research software engineering for the research community. Previous to this, she was the co-founder of the Swiss-based Open Innovation in Life Sciences Association that creates awareness of Open Science among early career researchers.
Joyce is also a mentor and expert in the OLS Open Seeds program training Open Science Ambassadors and serves on the Advisory Board of The Science Ambassador Scholarship, which runs a competition every year to award a full-tuition scholarship for women and non-binary students in STEM in the United States.