Julie Sammons

As Director of Knowledge Management, Julie drives the development of data and information systems for the institute. She leads data curation, organizational KPIs, and impact assessment for the CITRIS network — including the $10M CITRIS Seed Program for emerging technologies. She also oversees the CITRIS Data Corps, a training program for high-potential university students to engage in technical work for societal benefit.

Julie previously co-led the CITRIS Foundry accelerator headquartered based at UC Berkeley, where she vetted and supported a portfolio of “deep science” startups that collectively raised $100M+ in federal and private funding. She has a bioscience research background, an MBA with a sustainability emphasis, and has lectured and presented on innovation strategies at the Stanford d.school, UC Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, SXSW Eco, and Compostmodern.