General Counsel and Director of Human Resources of FirstString Research, Inc.

SC Launch Board of Directors

Andrea H. Marshall, J.D. is Vice Chair of the board of directors of SC Launch, Inc. She is also General Counsel and Director of Human Resources for FirstString Research, Inc., a venture-backed biopharmaceutical company based in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.  Prior to joining the FirstString team, she served as the founding Innovation Director for Roper St. Francis Healthcare, a regional hospital system based in Charleston, SC.  The Roper St. Francis innovation program was established to identify, develop, and commercialize promising inventions in the fields of healthcare and life sciences and to advance clinical research.  

Prior to joining Roper St. Francis, Ms. Marshall served as the executive leader of Charleston Angel Partners, South Carolina’s most long-standing angel investment group.  In that role, she managed all aspects of screening, diligence, and negotiation of investments in early-stage technology companies.  

Ms. Marshall is an attorney in the area of corporate law, securities, and mergers & acquisitions. Before moving to South Carolina in 2005Ms. Marshall practiced in New York City with Holland & Knight LLP, one of the nation’s largest law firmsShe also has experience as a senior operations director for a corporate e-commerce division, among other management roles.  

Ms. Marshall earned her law degree, with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law, and her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University. She also serves as a board member of the Technology Accelerator Company which supports development of life science technologies. She lives in Mount Pleasant with her husband, David Marshall, a physician and Chair of Radiation Oncology at MUSC.