Alyssia Watkin

Analyst, Marketing and Communication

Education

Bachelor of Science BSc, Major in Genetics, Western University
Certificate for Innovating in Health Care, HarvardX

Alyssia joined the Lumira Ventures team in September 2021 as a Junior Analyst. Prior to joining the team, Alyssia completed an honors BSc degree in biology, majoring in genetics from Western University. Alyssia has a passion for medical research, recently contributing to the development and publication of clinical laboratory research for a prospective treatment for the cytokine storm induced by COVID-19 using anti-inflammatory and catabolic products from human blood. Along with her interest in research and medical sciences, Alyssia has a flourishing passion for improving health care experiences, specifically in the mental health space. Alyssia started a podcast focused on encouraging comfortable and casual conversations around mental health among youth, and recently launched a non-profit clothing brand focused on generating awareness and community while raising funds for transformative research out of CAMH.