Senior Vice President
of University Relations
Kirsten is currently Vice President for Membership Development, Western Hemisphere, for the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) and was Vice President for Communications of AUTM in 2007-2008. Previously she was an editor of the AUTM Journal and the AUTM Newsletter. In 2012, she was Co-Chair of membership for Women in Bio, San Francisco Bay Area, and she is a past board member of WiLBA (Women in Licensing Bay Area).
An active speaker, Kirsten has presented to audiences at BIO, LES, WIPO, ProTon, AUTM, and other meetings around the world. She published articles on technology transfer in the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, Community Genetics, and Medical Innovation and Business and co-wrote a chapter on bringing university technology to the private sector in The Creative Enterprise.
Kirsten’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Wellesley College and a Masters in Business Administration from Santa Clara University concentrating in international business and management of technology and innovation. Kirsten is a registered U.S. Patent Agent (No. 55,375).