Julie Sammons leads the development of information systems to support interdisciplinary research at the University of California. As the Director of Knowledge Management at CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, she drives organizational KPIs, impact assessment, and data storytelling for this multi-campus innovation hub. She oversees the CITRIS Seed Fund program for emerging technology applications, guides science communications for the Pacific Research Platform, and launched the CITRIS Data Corps program to train high-potential students in technical work for societal benefit.
Julie previously co-managed the CITRIS Foundry tech accelerator headquartered at UC Berkeley, which supports a startup portfolio based on university breakthroughs. She has a research background in life sciences, an MBA focused on sustainability, and has been an instructor and speaker at the Stanford d.school, UC Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, CCA, SXSW Eco, and Compostmodern.