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COUNCIL MEMBERS
2016

Corey Goodman (Council Chair)
venBio Partners, LLC
Judith Swain (Council Vice Chair)
National University of Singapore
Lori Bettison-Varga
Natural History Museum
Peter Cowhey
UC San Diego
Dona Crawford
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Jeff Dozier
UC Santa Barbara
Ziyad "Zee" Duron
Harvey Mudd College
Susan Hackwood (Executive Director) CCST
Bryan Hannegan
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Susan Hubbard
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Michael Kavanaugh
Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Regis Kelly
QB3 Institute
Charles Kolstad
Stanford University
Patrick Lee
Sempra Energy
Henry Lester
California Institute of Technology
Terry Lewis
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
Jane Long
Climate Strategist
Amber Mace
CCST
Michael Norman
San Diego Supercomputer Center
Prasad Ram
Gooru
Steven Schroeder
UCSF
Linda Dairiki Shortliffe, MD
Stanford University
Soroosh Sorooshian
UC Irvine
Dan Sperling
UC Davis
James L. Sweeney
Stanford University
Joseph Walkush
Science Applications International Corporation
Yulun Wang
InTouch Health
Amber Mace

CCST Council Member
Amber Mace

Deputy Director, California Council on Science and Technology

Amber Mace, PhD is Deputy Director of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) and is a Policy Fellow with the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy. Mace devotes her time to building new and revitalizing existing programs and organizations that are dedicated to increasing the impact and value of science-informed decision-making.

Prior to this, Mace served as the Associate Director of the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy. She also served as the executive director of the California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) and assistant secretary for coastal matters at the California Natural Resources Agency. In this role she applied her background in ocean policy and marine ecology and collaborative leadership skills to guide the state in developing policies that promote the sustainable use of California’s ocean ecosystem. Prior to that, she served in the dual roles of science advisor to the OPC and executive director of the California Ocean Science Trust, a non-profit whose mission is to provide objective, high-quality science to decision makers.

She learned firsthand about the challenges of public policy-making at the federal level as a Knauss Fellow in the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, and at the state level as a California Sea Grant state fellow at the California Natural Resources Agency. Amber was recognized as a Coastal Hero by Sunset magazine in 2011 and her California coastal research experience includes piloting a submersible with the Sustainable Seas Expedition. She earned a bachelor of arts in geography from UC Berkeley and a doctorate in ecology from UC Davis and the Bodega Marine Laboratory.

She joined the CCST Council in 2013.

Updated 9/28/16
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