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Meet our Mentors

Michaele Armstrong

SP3NW, Assistant Director

Programs: NSF I-Corps


Industry experience

  • Life Science

Areas of expertise

  • Clinical Research
  • Strategy
  • Business development
  • Customer relationship management


With a Ph.D. in human genetics and an MBA emphasizing strategy and operations, Michaele is the associate director of sp3nw, an early-stage, life science incubator launched by WSU Health Sciences Spokane. At sp3nw, Michaele mentors startup entrepreneurs and leads ecosystem/economic development through the Flexible Infrastructure for Resilient Entrepreneurship (FIRE) program. Her experience includes small business ownership, 15+ years of bench and clinical research, IRB service, technology transfer and commercialization, biotech business consulting, and life science trade association engagements. She is currently a board member of Evergreen Bioscience Innovation, participates in Leadership Spokane training, and is earning her instrument certificate for her pilot’s license.