Julie Sammons

Julie leads strategic work at CITRIS to advance tech innovation in the public interest. She supports the CITRIS Seed Fund program for emerging technology applications, advised on science engagement for the Pacific Research Platform, and launched the CITRIS Data Corps to train high-potential students in technical work for societal benefit. She previously managed the CITRIS Foundry accelerator, which supports a portfolio of frontier technology startups based on University of California breakthroughs.

Julie has a research background in the life sciences and an MBA focused on sustainable business solutions. She is an active advisor on tech trends and resilient futures, including work with the U.S. Dept of Energy Cleantech University Prize, Stanford d.school, UC Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, SXSW Eco, Compostmodern and the University of California’s startup ecosystem.