Maria Zannes, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of bioAffinity Technologies brings more than 30 years of executive experience in the medical and energy industries where she has built strong teams who meet ambitious goals. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Earth Engineering Center Award from Columbia University where she co-founded two research centers. She began her career as a journalist and later worked as a Congressional aide before starting her business career. In 2005, Maria turned her focus to advancing scientific research that led to the development by bioAffinity Technologies of a novel test for early lung cancer as well as other cancer diagnostics and therapeutics. Maria’s mother, father, brother, uncle, and cousins have been diagnosed and treated for cancer including those of the lung, breast, blood, lymphatic system, skin, brain, and kidney. She is inspired by their lives and their courage. Maria received her J.D. from the University of Puget Sound in Washington State. She has two brilliant sons who are pursuing careers in physical therapy and medicine.