Professor Hastings is an operations biotech executive and entrepreneurial ecosystem builder with over 15 years of experience with early-stage biotech/medtech and medical device companies, specifically with expertise in working with academic and first-time founders. She has led operations in executive management roles at companies including HemoShear Therapeutics, Contraline, and Cerillo. Professor Hastings co-founded and led a private nonprofit organization, CvilleBioHub, supporting growth of the regional biotech industry in Central Virginia and was the organization’s first executive director. Professor Hastings is an adjunct faculty member in the UVA McIntire School of Commerce and holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia.