Andrea Coombs supports customer development and sales in the Ohio Valley region as Senior Systems Engineer for JMP. Coombs has over 20 years of experience in applied analytics in the life science industry. Coombs spent the first eight years of her career at Michigan State University, where she conducted agricultural research using design of experiments (DOE) and statistical modeling. Coombs later joined Emergent BioSolutions, where she held a variety of roles, gaining wide-ranging expertise in vaccine manufacturing from process development to GMP commercial manufacturing using Quality by Design (QbD) approaches including DOE, continuous process verification and process and analytical technology. Leading a team of manufacturing science and technology scientists, she also served as lead on several continuous improvement projects and manufacturing investigations, and oversaw an at-scale pilot plant. Prior to joining JMP, Coombs served as Senior Industry Consultant for SAS.