Innovation Factory - A Student-Led Organization at Johns Hopkins University

Education. Entrepreneurship. Capital


Christy Wyskiel

Senior Advisor to the President of Johns Hopkins University
Christy Wyskiel is currently serving as a Senior Advisor to the President of Johns Hopkins University on matters of innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship.

Christy is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor with 19 years of experience primarily focused on the life sciences and healthcare industries. Prior to her career as an entrepreneur, Christy was a Managing Director at Maverick Capital, a long-short equity hedge fund with over $12 billion under management, where she had a long track record of successful healthcare investing in both public and private companies. Prior to that, she was a healthcare and medical technology stock analyst at T. Rowe Price.

Since 2010, Christy has co-founded two Baltimore based start-ups and has served as a formal and informal advisor to many others. In 2013, GrayBug, a Johns Hopkins University ophthalmology start up which Christy co-founded, won a statewide business plan competition with over 60 life sciences company applicants.

Christy graduated from Williams College (BA, Economics and German) and the Stern School of Business at New York University (MBA, Accounting and Finance). Christy currently serves as vice chairman for the board of Teach for America – Baltimore and co-chairs Baltimore’s Next Generation Investing Event, an event she co-founded which has raised over $300,000 for three K-8 education initiatives in Baltimore City. She was also appointed by Gov. Martin O’Malley to the board of the Maryland State Retirement Plan (MSRP), which oversees $3 billion in defined contribution assets of state employees.