Audrey K (Ellerbee) Bowden is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. She received her BSE in EE from Princeton University, her PhD in BME from Duke University and completed her postdoctoral training in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. During her career, Dr. Bowden served as an International Fellow at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore and as a Legislative Assistant in the United States Senate through the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows Program sponsored by the OSA and SPIE. She is a member of the OSA, a Senior Member of SPIE and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Air Force Young Investigator Award, the NSF Career Award and the Hellman Faculty Scholars Award. She is a former Associate Editor of IEEE Photonics Journal, a member of numerous professional committees, and her research interests include biomedical optics, microfluidics, and point of care diagnostics.