Julia A Novina, Esq.
Julia Novina is one of the founding executives who helped launch NextRNA in January 2021. In her roles of Chief Legal Officer and interim Chief Administrative Officer, she oversees all legal, financial and administrative functions of the company. Prior to NextRNA, Julia served as General Counsel in three other biotechnology startup companies (SanaRx Biotherapeutics, Courage Therapeutics and Raqia Therapeutics) performing many of the same duties as for NextRNA, including corporate formation, founder and seed round financing, technology licensing, contracting and general company administration. Earlier in her career, Julia was a litigator, primarily in the areas of government contracts and consumer financial services. Before pivoting to her current biotechnology focus, Julia co-owned and ran small businesses and managed commercial real estate. She earned her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and graduated magna cum laude from Connecticut College.