Dr. Amy Trejo works for the multi-national consumer products company, Procter & Gamble, a maker of household products including Tide, Pampers, Pantene and Crest. She received her BSc. in Biology from Smith College in Northampton, MA and PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. She started with The Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, OH in 1998 with responsibility for developing up-stream skin care technology for P&G’s Olay skincare brand. From there she moved on to manage upstream technology in the Health Care category working on digestive wellness brands with a focus on the Align probiotic product. She then moved into product development managing development for Head & Shoulders. For the past 3 years Amy has been a part of the Corporate R&D Open Innovation Team, working to bring the best of external technologies in to P&G to accelerate and strengthen their R&D programs.