Synim has over a decade of experience working in the healthcare sector and federal government. Currently, Synim serves as Director, Communications for Government and Public Affairs at Horizon Pharma, developing strategic communications to advance the company’s policy priorities and elevate its national presence and reputation with key audiences and stakeholders. Prior to joining Horizon Pharma, Synim served as Vice President of Health at Edelman, where she provided strategic counsel to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, non-profits, and public health organizations. Synim has also worked for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Public Health Advisor and Lead for Outreach and Communications in the Office of Minority Health. Synim also held positions at the FDA involving media relations and managing communications on controversial issues and key FDA announcements across product centers. Synim began her career in the nonprofit, public health sector. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana and holds a Master of Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine.