Where Are They Now?
Current Position: Partner for Proquest Investments,
a healthcare-focused venture capital firm.
Duties: Finding prospective ventures to fund; managing
these ventures to build value; raising money for the firm.
"Many of the companies we invest in are in the early-stage
of development with a scientific focus. I use many of the
scientific principals I learned in molecular biology when
evaluating new businesses."
Undergraduate Institution: Princeton University,
where she received her bachelor's degree in the biological
sciences and was the principal cellist in the Princeton Orchestra.
TSRI Graduating Class: '97
Thoughts on Graduate Study at TSRI: "The classes
were effective in giving me a broad background. The interdisciplinary
nature of the program exposed me to a lot of different areas,
as did the lab rotations. Overall, it was a very good experience
and it serves me well in what I do now."
Dissertation Title: "The Evolution of DNA-Cleaving
Advisor: Professor Gerald Joyce, Department of Molecular
Her Adviser Comments: "The last thing I said [at
the graduation ceremony where Joyce received her degree] was:
'Let me conclude my remarks by making a prediction (TSRI
alumni association please take note): I predict that Joyce
will be the first graduate of Scripps to become a CEO, most
likely of a biotechnology company. I wish her well on the
exciting road ahead.'
Six years later I stand by my prediction."
Business Experience: Tsang worked two years as a
financial analyst for Wall Street firm Smith Barney before
becoming a Ph.D. candidate at TSRI. After graduation, she
worked at management consulting firm McKinsey & Company for
two years, focusing on the health care field. "Consulting
gave me broad business experience and helped hone my business
skills," says Tsang. She joined Proquest Investments as an
associate in 1999, and was promoted to partner in 2002.
Family Life: Married.
Extracurriculars: "Some people at TSRI might remember
that I played the cello. Since then, I've started singing.
I work mostly on operatic pieces."