Chris Shapard
Associate Director and Chief of Staff

BioFrontiers Institute
3415 Colorado Avenue, Room A171L
Boulder, Colorado 80303

Chris Shapard serves as chief-of-staff and head of strategy for BioFrontiers.  She works with administrators, faculty, and students from across the CU system and external partners to develop and implement the Institute's interdisciplinary programs and industrial partnerships.

Over the past 15 years, Chris has worked to bridge the gap between Colorado's research institutions, start-ups, corporate partners and government.  Her background includes serving as Executive Director of the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (a business and technology focused trade association), and in several roles at the Colorado BioScience Association.  From 1999 - 2006, Chris held positions at the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade including Deputy Director, and Bioscience and Emerging Technologies Director.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Grove City College.