Casandra Mangroo, SVP of Product & Science, on a Career at the Intersection of Biology and AI


14-09-2021 • 51 mins

In this episode of the Think FASTT podcast, BenchSci SVP of Product & Science Casandra Mangroo talks about her career path and approach to product leadership on technology involving both biomedicine and machine learning. Topics include:

  • How she got interested in science, and the life event that stopped her becoming a doctor
  • Lack of female role models in STEM and her passion to fix this
  • Why networking is critical and how it helped her land a job at BenchSci
  • How she learned to stop always saying yes—and what to do instead
  • Prioritizing, breaking through barriers, and having tough conversations to drive product success
  • The importance of radical candor and being direct and honest
  • Exploring options and experimenting to advance your career

You can learn more about Mangroo on her LinkedIn profile at

Like what you heard? Be sure to learn more about BenchSci at, and about our culture at

You Might Like