Julie Sammons

Julie is a Partner at the CITRIS Foundry technology accelerator headquartered at UC Berkeley. She has a biological sciences research background, an MBA in Sustainable Management, and has taught and presented on design innovation at the Stanford d.school, UC Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, SXSW Eco, and Compostmodern.

She previously served as Director of Communications and Outreach for CITRIS and the Banatao Institute from 2014 – 2017, where she provided strategic direction for external and internal communications, launched an in-house media production studio for scientific storytelling, oversaw a full rebranding of the organization, and supported the launch of numerous flagship initiatives including the CITRIS corporate membership program, Tech for Social Good, Athena Awards for Women in Technology, annual CITRIS Day industry event, and the Berkeley Cleantech University Prize with the U.S. Department of Energy.

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