Astrid oversees the general financial operations at the Institute. She has more than 18 years of experience in financial analysis, management, and operations in both academic and hospital settings. Before joining the Wyss in 2009, she was Finance Manager of the Genetics Research Department at Harvard Medical School, where she led financial operations, directed administrative and financial teams, and managed a collective annual portfolio of $23 million. Before coming to Harvard in 2004, Astrid was Department Administrator in the Hematology and Oncology Section at Boston Medical Center, where she provided financial, administrative, and general management for the department and its many subsections in research, education, and patient care. She holds a B.S. from Northeastern University in Boston and an M.B.A. from Simmons College in Boston. In 2008, she received a Harvard Medical School Annual Leadership Award.