Barbara Yanni is a long-time member of Docomomo US with a passion for modern architecture. Barbara is the proud owner of a Modernist house and an avid architectural traveler. She has over thirty years of experience in business development and financial evaluation in the pharmaceutical industry. Barbara retired from Merck and Co., Inc. in 2014 as head of its Corporate Licensing group; under her leadership the group successfully negotiated over 150 agreements to acquire rights to scientific innovations from biopharmaceutical companies and universities. Barbara currently serves as an independent director of three biopharmaceutical companies which are in the early stages of discovery and development. Barbara has a JD from Stanford Law School and an AB from Wellesley College where she studied physics and Latin. She also holds a Masters of Law in Taxation from New York University.