Chris Peterson is the Lemelson Center’s Senior Advisor focusing on outreach, partnerships, and fundraising. She works to expand support and audiences for the Center’s signature programs, including Spark!Lab and the Spark!Lab National Network, as well as for notable public events like Innovative Lives and Military Invention Day. Her goal is to use her strong skills in strategy, market analysis, and new business development to make the Lemelson Center a vital resource on invention.
Before joining the Lemelson Center team, Chris led the government and commercial marketing initiatives at SRI International and ran a successful consulting practice. She has a master’s degree from George Washington University in the Administration of Science and Technology and is lead author on 12 peer-reviewed articles and one book on internet privacy. Chris is also a member of the Lemelson Center Advisory Board.