Aqila Zafar

Program Manager, Operations

Aqila works with the operations team on programming operations on new and early venture strategy.

Aqila previously served as Director of Operations at Roam Analytics, an early stage healthcare analytics company. While at Roam, she helped create the LIGHT Forum at Stanford University, which focused on the future of artificial intelligence and machine learning in healthcare. Prior to Roam, she worked on policy and advocacy for emerging companies and managed the ICBA programming at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO).

Aqila is a graduate of the University of Denver with a degree in International Affairs. She also studied Global Security Studies at Johns Hopkins University.


  • Founding partner of the Leaders in Global Healthcare & Technology Forum (LIGHT) held at Stanford University.
  • Managed BIO's International Council of Biotech Associations (ICBA)