As Executive Director, Cris is responsible for the overall strategic, programmatic, financial, and personnel management of IQSS. For nearly eight years prior to joining IQSS, Cris worked for Harvard's Office of Technology Development. As OTD's Director of Technology Transactions, Cris led the team that provides legal and strategic support for OTD's efforts to advance the development of Harvard discoveries by fostering strategic collaborations with industry through licensing, sponsored research and new venture agreements. Prior to joining Harvard, Cris served for four and a half years as the Director of Intellectual Property and Corporate Counsel for Control Delivery Systems, Inc., a drug delivery research and development company that was acquired by pSivida Limited in October 2005. Earlier in her career, Cris worked as a litigation associate at the law firms of Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara, LLC, in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Bernstein, Cushner & Kimmell, P.C., in Boston. Cris holds a JD from the University of Connecticut and a BA from Yale University, where she was a member of the women’s basketball and track teams. Cris enjoys outdoor activities of all kinds, and in particular cycling. A former competitive racer in the disciplines of road, mountain biking and cyclocross, Cris continues to enjoy long-distance riding, and braves the local roads as a bicycle commuter.
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