Ms. Lowry joins Metacrine from Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. where she served as head of global HR operations & total rewards. Prior to Arena, she was head of global HR operations & total rewards at ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, and before that, head of global rewards & HR operations at Ultragenyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From 2014 to 2017 she took a sabbatical to train full-time to qualify for the Olympic trials in the marathon and obtain her M.S. in business and corporate law from the University of San Diego School of Law. Prior to that, Ms. Lowry was senior director, global total rewards & HR operations at ResMed Inc., and before that, director, human resources, global total rewards, talent acquisition & HRIS at Encore Capital Group, Inc. She began her career in HR as a consultant with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. Ms. Lowry received her B.A. in Spanish language and literature from the University of Virginia.