Managing Director, Co-Founder of Gadusol Labs. Katie interfaces with researchers and faculty at Oregon research universities, identifying research projects with a high potential to lead to commercialization. She also provides matchmaking support, connecting startup companies with university expertise and laboratories. As a former University Program Manager at Oregon BEST (now VertueLab), Katie specialized in clean-technology commercialization.Katie spent several years in technology transfer at the Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory. She holds an MBA with a focus in technology commercialization from Oregon State University.