Sharon joined Innovation Ventures in 2012 as an Intellectual Property Coordinator and is currently the Intellectual Property Manager. She is responsible for enforcing the Intellectual Property Team’s standard operating procedures and maintaining their mission of informing faculty, adhering to strict deadlines and maintaining a streamlined internal IP process. Some of Sharon's responsibilities include invention disclosure intake, capturing and monitoring statutory deadlines (bar dates), managing the university's federal funding compliance process through iEdison, and managing the day to day responsibilities of the IP team. Sharon holds a BA in Managerial Communications, and prior to joining Rutgers, earned 20 years of IP experience with both patents and trademarks working for reputable companies such as Wyeth and Liz Claiborne.