Originally from Puerto Rico, Brenda Billoch serves as a production manager for HHMI Tangled Bank Studios. Billoch supervises external productions co-produced with third party production companies and in-house productions. In this role, she creates and analyzes production plans, budgets, schedules, risk assessments and mitigations plans, and deliverables. She works closely with third party production companies to track projects, from development through production to delivery. Billoch is highly experienced internationally and provides a global perspective to HHMI Tangled Bank Studios' projects. Billoch joined HHMI Tangled Bank Studios in 2019, after working as a freelance associate producer, creating TV content for National Geographic, ESPN, Lifetime TV, PBS, and Revolt TV.
Earlier in her career, Billoch worked in the U.S. intelligence community providing CBRNE expertise in support of counter-proliferation and counter-terrorism operations. She conducted all-source intelligence assessments detailing relevant counter-terrorism collection metrics and trends and supported forward-deployed laboratory mission objectives. Billoch earned her B.S. in molecular biology at University of Maryland, and her master’s degree in forensic toxicology from University of Florida.