Cristin Dorgelo is the incoming President and CEO at the Association of Science-Technology Centers, a global organization providing collective voice and support for nearly 700 science centers, museums, and related institutions that inspire millions of people of all ages about the wonder and meaning of science in their lives.
Cristin served as Chief of Staff at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) from July 2014 to January 2017. As Chief of Staff to President Obama’s Science Advisor and the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Cristin facilitated policy development and implementation across a broad spectrum of science and technology issues. Cristin spearheaded President Barack Obama’s White House Frontiers Conference in October 2016. Prior to her role as OSTP’s Chief of Staff, Cristin served as OSTP’s Assistant Director for Grand Challenges, leading efforts to address 21st Century Grand Challenges and increasing the Federal use of incentive prizes to engage citizen solvers on Challenge.gov, an effort that won Harvard Ash Center's "Innovations in American Government Award" in 2013.
From 2006-2012, Cristin was Vice President of Prize Operations for the XPRIZE Foundation, a nonprofit prize institute in Culver City, CA. She helped launch several startup companies at the Pasadena, CA incubator Idealab from 2000-2006 and was part of the founding team of X1 Technologies.
Cristin started her career at the Los Angeles Times, and she is a proud UCLA Bruin.