Casey O'Neill

Casey O'Neill

WDB Board - Member

Casey O’Neill works out of Biocom’s Los Angeles office and has been assisting the non-profit life science organization with their public policy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and workforce development initiatives for more than two years.

In conjunction with standing in for Biocom’s Executive Director on LA’s Workforce Development Board, Casey works closely with the LA Area Chamber of Commerce, the South Bay Workforce Investment Board and the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation’s (LAEDC) Bioscience Workforce Development Council. In addition, Ms. O’Neill advocates for the life science industry by helping Biocom put on important educational events throughout the greater Los Angeles region, as well as facilitating connections for professionals fostering and strengthening the Los Angeles industry cluster. Casey recognizes the innovation potential and economic value to both small and large companies in the county as LA grows towards becoming one of the nation’s largest bioscience hubs.

In 2019 Casey was named a City of STEM Ambassador as she champions the City of STEM organization and their vision of science, technology, engineering and mathematics for all students in kindergarten through their senior year of high school. She also led the charge of representing Biocom at the 2019 Youth Mobile STEAM Convention “Hello Future.” Casey has been involved in the development of the SBWIB’s Bio-Flex Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship, which aids in creating a supplemental, hands-on certification program for those aspiring to have a career in the field of biosciences.

Prior to her employment at Biocom, she was a travel coordinator and events manager for one of Hollywood’s boutique visual effects companies working with clients from Marvel to Microsoft. Casey’s interests include the performing arts, her Christian faith, and volunteerism. She graduated from Pepperdine University’s Seaver campus where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre and very much believes in their mantra “purpose, service and leadership.” The issues of diversity and equity, as well as workforce development and rehabilitation are very close to her heart as she has always felt led to help with efforts for those experiencing homelessness.

Casey is originally from Seattle, Washington and has been a resident of Los Angeles County since 2005. She currently resides near Biocom’s LA office in Sherman Oaks which is conveniently placed at the intersection of both the 101 and 405 bioscience corridors.