Naira Rezende works as a Scientific Advisor at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) and serves as the Vice-President for Policy and Advocacy at Rare Genomics Institute (RGI), a volunteer position. At WSGR Naira assists in evaluating invention disclosures, drafting patent specifications and claims, preparing and prosecuting applications, and works on proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). RGI helps patients with orphan diseases initiate and fund personalized research projects through a dedicated microfunding platform and a highly selective network of leading academic scientists and commercial institutions across the globe. Naira received a Ph.D. in the joint Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology program from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and a B.A. in Biology with Honors from Hunter College (2001-2005). During her tenure at Cornell, Naira was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellow (2005-2010) and had the honor to learn from the Committee on Science Technology and Law (CSTL) as a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow.